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Old 12-07-2010, 07:38 PM   #1
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FastCGI and cgi-bin


Hi all,
Can someone explain what FASTcgi and /cgi-bin are in layman terms? I'm having a hard time understanding reading all the google posts. Thanks everyone.
 
Old 12-07-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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FastCGI is a fast way of running CGI scripts.

cgi-bin is a central place for your CGI scripts.

Did you have a more specific question?
 
Old 12-07-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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Hi AlucardZero, thanks for the reply. I not too familiar with with fastcgi or what cgi scripts are? could you fill me in layman terms pls? also, how do you install fastcgi?? via yum?
 
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The Common Gateway Interface (CGI) is a standard (see RFC 3875: CGI Version 1.1) that defines how web server software can delegate the generation of web pages to a text-based application. Such applications are known as CGI scripts; they can be written in any programming language, although scripting languages are often used.

In other words, CGI is what glues the Web server software to the programs that generate dynamic Web pages.


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also, how do you install fastcgi?? via yum?
No idea, are you using RedHat 5/6 or a RedHat-based distro or something else? Is fastcgi in the repositories for your distro (yum list available | grep fastcgi)? If so, yes. If no, you install it from source.
 
  


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