[Catalyst] what happened to mod_fastcgi?

John Napiorkowski jjn1056 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 5 22:14:09 GMT 2016

I can't say why this site disappeared, but this project is 'mature' at the least and the technology is probably not seeing updates much.  And a lot of people are doing deployments using the front server as a proxy rather than other a protocol (for example running the server application on a stamen process with apache or nginx infrount via http or (ideally) via socket).  As a result the approach is falling out of favor for no particularly good reason other than a lot of people just don't use it.
That said its solid and I would use mod_fastcgi (and I do on several production applications).  I don't like mod_fcgid  and have not had good luck with it.
Just go ahead and keep using it.  As long as you understand how it works and know how to set it up its great.  I think its just slowly harder to find the correct documentation around it.  

    On Tuesday, April 5, 2016 9:56 AM, Daniel J. Luke <dluke at geeklair.net> wrote:

 I had problems getting mod_fcgid working well on my (small) catalyst setups.

I've had good luck so far with mod_proxy_fcgi (with apache 2.4.x)

On Apr 5, 2016, at 8:46 AM, clara resende <clrrsnd at gmail.com> wrote:
> The site of mod_fastcgi http://www.fastcgi.com/ has disappeared and googling a bit further I found that apparently the project has been abandoned.
> Does anybody know exactly what is going on with the project? 
> I've been using catalyst+apache+mod_fastcgi for many years and now I am wondering if I should switch to mod_fcgid. What I understand is that both modules work differently and have different performance, are there any guidelines/recommendations with respect to migrating?

Daniel J. Luke

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