Mod_perl or FastCGI?

Heya ppls.

I’m about to undertake looking at rt3 again, and wondering which people
recommend,

Apache 1.3 / mod_perl

Apache 1.3 / FastCGI

Apache 2.x / FastCGI

This will be installed on Solaris.

Thanks

Regards

Matthew Watson

Netspace Online Systems

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Hi Matthew,

I’m about to undertake looking at rt3 again, and wondering which people
recommend,

Apache 1.3 / mod_perl

Apache 1.3 / FastCGI

Apache 2.x / FastCGI

This will be installed on Solaris.

we did run Apache 1.3 / mod_perl (but under Linux), which ran into the problem
of hanging httpd’s with 100% CPU usage. Since we switched to Apache 1.3 /
FastCGI, we don’t encounter such strange probs. AFAIK, mod_perl runs in the
Apache program space whereas FastCGI runs as separate process, so mod_perl is
probably able to crash Apache.

I’m also running an Apache 2.0 / FastCGI config on my Notebook (also SuSE
Linux) without problems, so i would generally recommmend FastCGI.

Kind regards
Thomas

Teleteach GmbH
Jeschkenstr. 49, 82538 Geretsried, Germany
Tel. +49.8171.929590, Fax +49.8171.929592
http://www.teleteach.de/

I’m about to undertake looking at rt3 again, and wondering which
people recommend,
Apache 1.3 / mod_perl
Apache 1.3 / FastCGI
Apache 2.x / FastCGI

I prefer FastCGI since it is easier to install (maybe I’m just too
stupid for mod_perl, but it caused me major headaches, which FastCGI
didn’t). Also, mod_perl seems to impact overall Apache performance,
which becomes important if you’re serving other stuff off the same
Apache instance.

So far, I’m only using Apache 1.3, but I’ll have a look at 2.x soonish.

Sebastian

Sebastian Flothow
sebastian@flothow.de

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