On Tue, 18 Sep 2001 10:12:05 -0700
Camille Davis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Does anyone have any benchmarks or proof of a speed difference between 
> compiling PHP as an Apache APXS module, versus compiling it right into Apache?
> I'm going to be using it on a virtual webhost with 400 domains on one 
> server, and good amount of traffic.  PHP used for *everything*.
> Module would be easier to upgrade, (and is the default OpenBSD install), 
> but I've heard it affects performance slightly.
> Any proof?  Or is this a myth?

I think its myth.
Anyway, if speed is your concern, Apache may not be the best option.
I believe Zeus is much faster, and I know thttpd is faster (though not as configurable)

I think probably the best thing to do if you are looking for free server software is 
to use Apache 2.x beta- I haven't yet, but I believe php builds against it just fine, 
and Apache 2.x has a lot of speed advantages over 1.3.x (or so I've been led to 


Michael A. Peters

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