[development] PHP version stats

Wim Leers bashratthesneaky at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 08:52:29 UTC 2007

Although I'm not aware of the details, I understand that FastCGI is  
much faster than CGI (it does not spawn a new process for every  
incoming request), and DreamHost does support FastCGI. I've actually  
compiled PHP5, with eAccelerator and a bunch of other things and am  
running it as FastCGI, so I'm very sure it *does* work.  
Unfortunately, their MySQL servers are so darn slow that it just  
doesn't work nicely... But that's another issue.

Wim Leers

On Mar 24, 2007, at 23:09 , Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:

> On 3/24/07, Jeff Griffiths <anisotropic at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/24/07, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
> > Agreed. I hope the landscape changes in favor of PHP5, but I am not
> > holding my breath.
> I think, er, actually I *know* that this issue has less to do with
> Linux distros and more to do with shared hosts. I chose dreamhost
> because not only do they have a choice of php versions, they even let
> you build your own if you want to.
> Yes, Dreamhost allows compiling your own version, however for any site
> with non-trivial amount of traffic it is useless. The reason is  
> that they allow
> you to compile your own as a CGI, which is very very inefficient  
> (Linux forks
> a new process in realtime for every incoming request).
> Here is an old article on this http://baheyeldin.com/click/389/5
> So, it is really not an option.
> -- 
> 2bits.com
> http://2bits.com
> Drupal development, customization and consulting.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.drupal.org/pipermail/development/attachments/20070325/86e226d1/attachment.htm 

More information about the development mailing list