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Apache Today: Looking at Apache 2.0 Alpha 4

Jun 30, 2000, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Bloom)

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"Since my last article, the Apache Software Foundation has released the fourth alpha version of Apache 2.0. In this article, I will review some of the features new to the 2.0 series and explain why they were added and how they will help site administrators."

"Piped logs are a feature that Apache has had for some time, but they have just been added back into 2.0. Because they are a useful feature and are brand new to the 2.0 series, I will discuss them here. ..."

"Apache has always provided support for CGI programs through the mod_cgi module. When a CGI request is received, the child process that accepts that request creates a new process and runs the CGI. The data output from the CGI program is then sent back to the client as the response to the original request. This works fine with Apache 1.3, but it has serious performance implications with Apache 2.0. Mod_cgid avoids the performance problem by creating a new CGI daemon process. Before any of the child process are started in the parent Apache process, the mod_cgid module creates a new process, which will become the CGI daemon."

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