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Status of FastCGI approach
« on: March 04, 2020, 08:09:59 am »
Does anybody can explain the current status of FastCGI to me?  With status, I mean whether it is generally accepted as reliable model, used by many developers, etc.
I'm curious about this because here in Korea IT workers think CGI or FastCGI models are obsolete. Many are using JAVA to develop web-servers. Also PHP is used by many.
But it's strange, because if PHP interpreter itself is running as a FastCGI module, so what's the problem with FastCGI approach?
Are there any differences between Windows and Linux, etc.?

I myself have developed web-server for online survey with fpweb. I want to be confident that this is reliable and trustworthy approach.


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Re: Status of FastCGI approach
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2020, 10:35:30 am »
CGI and FastCGI may be old but not obsolete. They have their drawbacks but they are language agnostic and mature protocol and prevalent. I don't believe they will die any time soon. Java developer seldom use FastCGI because they already have ajp protocol and Apache Tomcat to deploy Java applications.
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