[Catalyst] Re: fcgid

Pedro Melo melo at simplicidade.org
Wed Oct 1 12:15:26 BST 2008


On Sep 30, 2008, at 1:14 AM, Aristotle Pagaltzis wrote:

> * John Lee <jlee+catalyst at pangeamedia.com> [2008-09-29 16:05]:
>> What's the general concensus in the catalyst community
>> nowadays? Is mod_fastcgi preferred at large over mod_fcgid
>> these days?
> Personally? ::Engine::HTTP::Prefork + ::Plugin::Static::Simple.

+1 for ::Engine::HTTP::Prefork.

I use both lighttpd and nginx as a front-end (all static content is  
served directly from them) and only dynamic requests reach the backend  

I find the use of pure HTTP protocol (instead of fastcgi for example)  
a better compromise.

For the longest time (until I discovered ::Prefork) I used a minimal  
compilation of Apache+mod_perl that was very acceptable in terms of  
memory usage, but ::Prefork is much easier to install.

For complex configurations I like to have a perlbal in the mix. With  
it, and some custom plugin work, I was able to do live updates, where  
parts of your client base are each one running a different version of  
your app. You should not abuse this, but it is very good to slowly  
upgrade your user base to a new release. The trick I used was to  
switch the user (x % of them) on login to the new code-base.

Anyway, the use of HTTP allows me to do this kind of traffic  

Best regards,
Pedro Melo
Blog: http://www.simplicidade.org/notes/
XMPP ID: melo at simplicidade.org

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