fastcgi vs mod_perl

Steve Mynott steve at
Wed Jul 19 18:34:36 BST 2006

On Wed, July 19, 2006 4:19 pm, Dirk Koopman wrote:
> Has anyone done any benchmarking of fastcgi vs mod_perl at all?

There have been benchmarks in the past but as with all such benchmarks
they tend to be pretty worthless.

Once you have a persistant perl process of any sort I doubt whether being
able to shovel data slightly more rapidly over a form submit and getting a
request back a a tad faster makes much real difference compared to coding,
network and database issues for most web applications.  Hell, CGI is still
fine for most people.

SCGI (originally from the Python world) is a better simpler protocol to
fastcgi anyway.

I'll take "simple" in preference to "fast" anyday...

Steve Mynott <steve at>

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