[Chugalug] FastCGI vs Apache's PHP engine ?

Rod rod-lists at epbfi.com
Fri Oct 11 16:04:17 UTC 2013

Well I'm leaning nginx which has to use FastCGI or PHP-FPM.
One site I consulted thinks it is more secure and positively hates  
.htaccess logic.
But mutual friends of us both say thats crazy.
Personally I'm Tabla Rosa on the subject.

On Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:53:33 -0400, Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com>  

>> What are the pros and cons of each approach?
> PHP as an Apache module gives you the ability to modify apache headers,
> which makes doing basic auth, browser cache and cookie manipulation,  
> redirects and such a little easier. I haven't played with FastCGI in a  
> long time, but it used to be used for running things only as a CGI, wich  
> is theoretcially safer/easier for the hosting provider which is why  
> 1and1 and some other cheaper high volume web hosts use it on the cheap  
> accounts.
> Disclaimer: I haven't had to extract something from 1and1 in a few years  
> because of this, so maybe they have changed. But they used to.
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