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From Matus UHLAR - fantomas <uh...@fantomas.sk>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Difference in mod_perl & mod_php
Date Wed, 04 Jun 2008 06:30:31 GMT
> From: "howard chen" <howachen@gmail.com>
> >On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 1:16 AM, Joshua Slive <joshua@slive.ca> wrote:
> >>On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 1:09 PM, howard chen <howachen@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>Yes, if by "embedded" you mean "running in the same process/thread
> >>space with direct access to the apache API".
> >>
> >>Joshua.
> >
> >The difference is, say using mod_perl, modules are long live as long
> >as Apache is running and global variables can be shared across request
> >from different clients.

On 03.06.08 21:31, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
> Yes, and for this reason, in a mod_perl program you could create a 
> permanent connection to the database and each time you make another query, 
> you don't need to establish a new connection, and this means that it will 
> work faster.

mod_php supports permanent connections to databases too. At least to mysql.

The biggest problem with mod_perl is that people tent to compare it with
mod_php. They could compare it with mod_rewrite, mod_log_common, or mod_proxy
with similar results (differences).

mod_perl can do (nearly) anything what any modules can do. It will be just
done by perl interpreter, instead of interpreting binary code compiled from
C (as most apache modules are) by CPU itself.

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