[MapProxy] deploying MapProxy with apache2 mod_fcgid (RHEL x86_64)

Christian Willmes c.willmes at uni-koeln.de
Thu Apr 21 10:45:01 EDT 2011

Hi Stefan,

To be honest I do not have any deep insight into the technical details
between mod_fastcgi and mod_fcgid. As far as I understood from my
googling on the topic, there are no big differences beetween this two
FastCGI implementations. But what is clear, RHEL is not supporting the
mod_fastcgi any more they are only supporting the mod_fcgid (at least
from their repositories)...

Performancewise I did not expected real differences in my little testing
so far... (we are not public with the service yet).


On 21.04.2011 16:07, Stefan Schantz wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> Good work!
> Beside of your special problem of installing mod_fastcgi, are there an
> technical advantages or disadvantages using mod_fastcgi or mod_fcgid
> ?(Performance, etc.
> Best regards,
> Stefan
> Christian Willmes schrieb:
>> Hi,
>> just to let you know, I got it working now with mod_fcgid.
>> I wrote the procedure for deployment using mod_fastcgi and for using
>> mod_fcgid on an 64bit Enterprise linux system down in my blog for
>> documentation:
>> http://tmintt.eu/content/deploying-mapproxy-centos5-x8664-using-apache2-modfastcgi-or-modfcgid
>> Sorry for the 'spam', but in case somebody is trying to do the same in
>> the future... ;)
>> Best regards,
>> Christian
>> On 15.04.2011 08:19, Oliver Tonnhofer wrote:
>>> Hi Christian,
>>> On 14.04.2011, at 18:57, Christian Willmes wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I have a problem deploying MapProxy on an RHEL5 x86_64 Server for
>>>> production.
>>>> I do not really have knowledge about FASTCGI, I just tried to set it up
>>>> like it is described in the MapProxy docs.
>>>> I tryed first to use Apache2 with mod_fastcgi, which I had to compile
>>>> from source, because there is no RPM for RHEL5 x86_64. On my test
>>>> environment I got this working.
>>>> Unfortunately it turned out, that I am not allowed to compile apache
>>>> modules on the servers of our University, so I can't do this and the
>>>> admins won't do it for me,  the only way is to provide them an RPM,
>>>> which I am not (yet) able to build myself. And the supported mod_fcgid
>>>> (which the admins already installed for me) does not have the
>>>> FastCgiExternalServer directive...
>>>> Does somebody here know how I can deploy MapProxy with mod_fcgid [1]?
>>> I can't help you with mod_fcgid but maybe it's helpful to see how
>>> other projects use it:
>>> http://wiki.pylonshq.com/display/pylonscookbook/Production+Deployment+Using+Apache,+FastCGI+and+mod_rewrite,+alternate+version
>>> Regards,
>>> Oliver

Christian Willmes
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