FastCGI Specs and Documentation
- FastCGI Technical
White Paper. Start here.
Motivates FastCGI, then explains the FastCGI interface, FastCGI
application roles, the FastCGI application library, and FastCGI
Frequently Asked Questions about FastCGI. Includes the issues
of porting CGI applications to FastCGI, as well as running remote
- Understanding FastCGI Application Performance.
Why FastCGI applications often run faster than applications coded
directly to Web server APIs.
- FastCGI Developer's Kit document.
- Describes how to configure and build the kit for your development
- Tells how to write applications using the libraries in the kit.
cgi-fcgi, a tool in the kit that allows you to
develop and test FastCGI applications using a Web server that
lacks FastCGI support.
- Open Market FastCGI 1.0
for developers of applications that run on the Open Market's
Secure WebServer 2.0. The content overlaps considerably with
Section 3 of the Developer's Kit document.
- Integrating FastCGI with Java.
How to write FastCGI applications in Java.
- Integrating FastCGI with Perl-5.
How to build FastCGI support into the Perl-5 interpreter and how
to write FastCGI applications in Perl.
- Integrating FastCGI with Tcl.
How to build FastCGI support into the Tcl interpreter and how to
write FastCGI applications in Tcl.
- FastCGI Specification.
Defines the interface between a FastCGI application and a Web
server that supports FastCGI. This is dry stuff, not needed for
- FastCGI: A High-Performance
Gateway Interface document.
Position paper presented at
the workshop "Programming the Web -- a search for APIs", Fifth
International World Wide Web Conference, 6 May 1996, Paris,
France. Short paper, addressed to an audience of technical