[fpc-pascal] REQ: official FPC's FCGI framework

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Feb 12 10:27:19 CET 2009

On Thu, 12 Feb 2009, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 11:02 AM, Bee <bisma at brawijaya.ac.id> wrote:
> >
> > You may find all the differences within the article I posted above. But the
> > most wonderful thing is FCGI lives forever since it's a separate application
> > apart from the web server (which acts as an FCGI client).
> I replied before I read the article. Yes the article explains the
> differences and reason well. Thanks.
> I'm very keen to try FastCGI now, because database connections are the
> exact issue I have in standard CGI apps. And no, I am not in favour of
> going for Apache Modules as they are Apache version specific as far as
> I understand.
> At the moment our standard CGI apps have to do exactly what the
> article says: read config files, parse session variables, establish a
> new DB connection, build the new page and quit.  So far we have good
> performance as I am very specific with what I retrieve from the
> database and what goes into the HTML page, but we haven't tested our
> product on a heavier load.
> > FastCGI is indeed a forgotten treasure. It's not a new technology actually,
> > most common web servers had supported it already though disabled by default
> > (or requires additional installation).
> We have a controlled deployment base and currently use Apache 2 under
> Linux and Windows. But looking on my local development machine, my
> Apache 2 only has modules for standard CGI (mod_cgi.so) and not
> FastCGI. :-(   I'm using Ubuntu 7.10.

I think any normal apache supports fastcgi out of the box ? Probably you
just need to install another package?


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