[ic] Mod_perl and mod_cgi

Jeff Carnahan jcarnahan@networq.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2001 22:53:25 -0800

>Should mod_perl and mod_fastcgi be used?
>from what I've read they will speed up things considerably.
>Is there a risk to using them?

Actually neither of these will increase Interchange's performance. mod_perl
and mod_fastcgi are typically meant for speeding up perl CGI scripts that
are executed when requested by the user. Although Interchange does call a
CGI script in the default setup, this script is a compiled C program. It
communicates with the Interchange daemon which is a running process. This
eliminates the need to continually restart Interchange every time a hit is

Note that back in the Minivend days a Minivend module was developed for
Apache that did away with the need for the CGI script. I currently use the
module across multiple sites using MV 3.xx, MV 4.xx and IC concurrently.

mod_minivend is available at:

Jeff Carnahan - jcarnahan@networq.com