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From Perrin Harkins <>
Subject Re: How do you use mod_perl for your web application?
Date Fri, 24 Jun 2011 15:10:21 GMT
On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 12:45 AM, Phil Van <> wrote:
> One should really try mod_fcgid + perl application. that is lighter, faster,
> and more stable.

FastCGI works fine, but these claims are not true.  I benchmarked
several FastCGI environments and none of them were significantly
faster than mod_perl.  They are also not lighter.  The only thing
"heavy" in mod_perl is Perl, and that will be there in FastCGI, PSGI,

> mod_fcgid provides also authenticate/authorize/access controls, besides
> dynamical content.

True, but my experience is that the documentation for these is pretty
weak compared to the mod_perl equivalent.  They don't seem to be used
by many people.  The ones for mod_perl are widely used and have many
modules on CPAN for common needs.

However, the trend is to move these functions away from server APIs
and put them in the application framework, so it may be a moot point.

- Perrin

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