Simplifying the software stack - any reason CGI can't be implemented into nginx?

Joe Aston joe at
Tue Dec 30 15:54:14 MSK 2008

Personally, I think the current modular approach is the best for everyone.
It offers the best flexibility and performance.

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 11:12 PM, mike <mike503 at> wrote:

> Perhaps the way standard CGI programs run (compiled CGI, especially
> Perl, etc.) is not compatible with how nginx does it's request
> processing, but couldn't someone get a CGI module created for nginx so
> things like Apache don't have to be used for Perl (or other CGI-based)
> apps?
> I would love to get Apache out of the mix.
> Or, some sort of php-fpm type FastCGI daemon thing that will handle
> CGI requests without requiring modification of the code? (I know there
> is some thing, but that requires modifications to the code,
> right? I'd want it to be seamless)
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