Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: Dynamic pages and IIS

Author:Jeffrey Baker
Posted:7/3/1999; 5:08:16 PM
Topic:scriptingNews outline for 7/2/99
Msg #:8139 (In response to 8094)
Prev/Next:8138 / 8140

If you go back and look at that test, the IIS server was serving pages via an ISAPI extension, but the Apache server was using CGI. An obvious result of a not-very-interesting comparison. A better comparison would be IIS with an ISAPI extension versus Apache with an Apache module. Another relevant comparison would be VBScript ASP programs versus mod_perl or PHP3 programs

If you compare CGI on Apache/Unix with CGI on IIS/NT, you will find that IIS loses because of the oh-my-god-its-so-expensive time it takes to launch a process under win32. You will also find that you don't care because neither will produce satisfactory results and better alternatives are available.

Happy Independence Day, Jeffrey

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