ApacheCon NA 2010 Session

Using FastCGI with Apache HTTP Server

Review general differences between the popular CGI and FastCGI protocols, but concentrate on deployment differences between the different modules for httpd which implement these protocols. Attendees with a basic understanding of CGI and FastCGI can expect to learn 1. how typical CGI configurations can be converted directly to FastCGI; 2. when and how to utilize different configuration mechanisms provided by mod_fcgid and mod_fastcgi; 3. the special issues behind mod_cgid, and how those are addressed by mod_fcgid and mod_fastcgi; 4. pros and cons for mod_fcgid and mod_fastcgi; 5. the new FastCGI proxy capability in future httpd 2.4 and a long term perspective on these three FastCGI implementations.