Zend Powered FREE FastCGI Extension for Microsoft IIS

Microsoft has released FastCGI which is a free server component enabling hosting of PHP applications on Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6 with increased reliability, scalability, and security.

Most of the applications built for IIS use the native multi-threaded application model. This was not the case for the applications initially written for Linux and ported on Windows such as PHP extensions. Even though the PHP engine is multi-threaded, many of the PHP extensions are not multi-threaded and this takes away the advantage of multiple concurrent request processing.

The Microsoft FastCGI Extension for IIS  provides full support for hosting and executing FastCGI enabled applications on IIS in high performance and reliable way.

Some of the important features provided in this release of FastCGI Extension are listed below:

 

  • Reliable hosting of non thread-safe applications (such as PHP) in FastCGI mode by enforcing single request concurrency per FastCGI process
  • Support for hosting of FastCGI application frameworks on shared servers by providing necessary configurable.
  • Rich set of configuration options for tweaking performance of FastCGI extension and FastCGI processes.

The most surprising detail of FastCGI is the cost : FREE as in beer !

Download it and be gentle on Microsoft with the bug reports. After all…they are taking baby steps into free software business 🙂



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