) is a language-independent protocol based on CGI
. It improves performance (at the cost of isolation) by not creating a new process for every request. It competes with SCGI
, which is more popular in Tcl-land.
10-18-2006: I read a couple things that indicated there is going to be a push to refine and enhance FastCGI and include it with Apache. The idea is to get away from the mod_<language> and have FastCGI give everyone a robust even playing field. We shall see. Here is a link to the info: [1
2008-12-28: Microsoft released FastCGI extensions for IIS 6 and 7. These can be downloaded from http://www.iis.net/
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