Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 Administrator's Guide


FastCGI is an enhancement to the existing CGI (Common Gateway Interface), which is a standard for interfacing external applications with Web Servers. Like CGI, FastCGI applications run in separate, isolated processes. Some of the advantages of using FastCGI are as follows:

FastCGI plug-in enables Web Server to safely work with popular third-party dynamic content generation technologies (such as Perl and Python) in a scalable way.

For more information on FastCGI, refer to the specification at