is a server which implements the FastCGI Protocol to execute CGI scripts.
FastCGI was designed to overcome the CGI protocols scalability
and resource sharing limitations.
While CGI scripts need to be forked for every request, FastCGI scripts
can be kept running and handle many HTTP requests.
is a simple server that translates FastCGI requests to the CGI protocol.
It executes the requested CGI script and translates its output back to the
Modern web frameworks and web applications usually come with the
capability to run as FastCGI servers.
is not intended for these applications.
opens a socket at
owned by www:www,
with permissions 0660.
It will then
and drop privileges to user
The options are as follows:
Do not daemonize.
If this option is specified,
will run in the foreground and log to stderr.
effectively disables the chroot.
Create and bind to alternative local socket at
Drop privileges to
instead of default user www.