[FASTCGI] Can FCGI module run automatically?

Rob rclemley at booksys.com
Wed Sep 8 19:23:57 EDT 2010

  On 09/08/2010 04:52 PM, Rob wrote:
>  On 09/08/2010 03:12 AM, Omar Li wrote:
>> Hi , All,
>> Can FCGI module run automatically without web server's operating(such 
>> as apache)?
>> The FCGI module is in the directory /fcgi-bin/ of Apache, e.g. 
>> echo.fcgi.
>> Now echo.fcgi will be started only when the first request comes since 
>> Apache's beginning running. Then it goes long-lively.
>> Can it run when without a request? E.g. echo.fcgi will run when 
>> Apache runs.
>> And what should I do?
>> Thanks.
> To run an FastCGI server app without apache operating, you would set 
> up a FastCGIExternalServer.
> We use the lower level interface to FastCGI from <fcgiapp.h>:
> Create a Unix Domain socket with FCGX_OpenSocket() and ensure the 
> permissions on the socket file permit the apache2 user to read/write 
> to it.
> Then pass the socket to FCGX_InitRequest().

Also, you will need to arrange for your FastCGI server app to be started 
automatically, such as a /etc/init.d script.

I like to use daemontools for this instead of init scripts because it 
also includes log file capture and rotation.

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