Small HTTPD + PHP4

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Tue Jun 28 01:54:27 GMT 2005

Grant wrote:
[ ... ]
> I dont know if this is the right choice for me, but all i really want is
> a small simple and fast httpd for running a php forum and thats about
> it.. nothing else. 

If you're looking for a small, simple, fast webserver, consider thttpd.

If you are looking for a small, simple, fast webserver, forget about trying to 
use server-side includes, Perl/mod_perl, PHP, or any other scripted language, 
especially if they are talking to a database.  A large PHP BBS requires a lot 
of resources because it is not especially efficient way of solving the problem.

[ Compare the number of HTTP transactions-- and the sizes involved-- of looking 
through the Mailman archives of this list versus reading your favorite PHP 
board.  Animated GIFs for smileys, user avatar images and .sigs, or worse, 
.sigs in Flash, etc, etc... ]


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