Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: FastCGI SCGI HTTP

For me, the biggest boon to "not PHP web frameworks" has been FastCGI. Finally I can run fancy web frameworks on my $10 / month Dreamhost account rather than shelling out ~ $100 or more a month for a dedicated server, or $40 for a virtual dedicated server. I'm all for giving up root in favor of ease of administration, low cost, and a feeling of "let those dudes take care of it for me."

FastCGI is the big equalizer. As long as your FoC (Framework of Choice) supports FastCGI, you're good to go (sort of). It's very exciting to the cheapskate (me) web developer / hobbiests of the world who just want to blog about wine, their cats, or maybe bees.

Comment on FastCGI SCGI HTTP
by Chris McAvoy

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> Finally I can run fancy web frameworks on my $10 / month Dreamhost
> account rather than shelling out ~ $100 or more a month for a
> dedicated server, or $40 for a virtual dedicated server.

Check that again. RapidVPS: $10. TekTonic VPS: $15.

> I'm all for giving up root in favor of ease of administration,
> low cost, and a feeling of "let those dudes take care of it for me."

I'm not. I'm for control and versatility. Hands off my root! ;-P

# Nicola Larosa