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FastCGI Installation -- Will It Survive After Upgrades?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by orty, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. orty

    orty Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to install FastCGI on a cPanel server for a client that's running MovableType, which was recently upgraded to make it fully FastCGI supported. Looking around the forums, I found the two following threads on how to install FastCGI:

    http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=36713
    http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=56545

    My question is thus: Will upgrades via cPanel's updates or the WHM apache update totally hose a FastCGI setup, or is there a newer method somewhere that's more cPanel-friendly?

    Thanks!
     
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    ...Anybody?
     
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    ...Bueller?
     
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    I have fastcgi installed and it has survived the updates since I installed it. Not sure if it will survive an apache update but it does survive the cpanel updates.

    I pretty much used the same proceedure described in the post you provided.

    I have been running FastCGI for a little over a month for Ruby/Rails apps. I can tell you that it is buggy to say the least. Can work great sometimes but may fail if too many requests are made. On another server I set up a proxy/load balancer to be able to use mongrel instead of fastcgi and am much happier.
     
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    FastCGI for Ruby is still catching up, but FastCGI for Perl works like a charm. Once you get the damn thing installed that is.

    Btw, the FastCGI instructions in both the two threads linked in the original post do NOT really work. Not for Perl anyway. I am not sure what I am missing, but Apache starts well, the fastcgi instructions are in there already, but a simple HelloWorld.fcgi just comes up blank in a browser. It would be great to have some idea of how to get this working!
     
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    I don't plan on using FastCGI for Rails, but for Perl -- if I just knew how to get it to work properly without hosing things.
     
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