PHP, Apache, Mongrel cluster

Cliff Wells cliff at
Thu Jan 17 21:22:47 MSK 2008

On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 14:06 +0100, Lance Ditkins wrote:
> Cliff Wells wrote:
> > 
> > Why not just use PHP+FCGI?  Apache adds a lot of overhead with little
> > apparent gain in this configuration.
> > 
> > Cliff
> The Rails apps still use PHP for a couple of tasks (file uploads) and 
> there are 3-4 PHP/static sites.  My understanding (perhaps  I'm wrong) 
> is that I would need a PHP/Fastcgi instance for each site/app, which 
> would presumably be more overhead than the single Apache instance.  Is 
> this not the case?  Thanks for the response!

Apache + PHP is going to use *far* more resources than FCGI+PHP.
Unless you need some esoteric feature of Apache (say, mod_svn), it's
really best to run only Nginx.


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