[Mono-aspnet-list] How to run mono as cgi?

Bear jilingshu at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 06:35:26 EDT 2010

I am very thankful for your answer.
I will try fcgi-cgi until my host provider warn me :)

On 10/17/2010 5:32 PM, Kornél Pál wrote:
> Hi,
> The fcgi server described on that page acts like a daemon but is
> launched on demand rather than being registered as a system service
> (each distro/OS has different solutions for that). Being said even if
> your hosting provider kills you daemon process sometimes or
> (periodically) you still get the advantage of avoiding startup cost for
> several requests. The next request after fcgi server termination will
> respawn the fcgi server.
> Another advantage for the hosting provider is that only a single process
> will use considerable CPU and memory resources. If you really used CGI,
> each request would consume considerable memory resources, and
> intialization would require addition CPU resources for each request.
> And note that cgi-fcgi is a conventional CGI application that acts as a
> fsctcgi gateway so you need no fastcgi support in the web server.
> If you still prefer to use CGI, you can do that:
> - Create a shell script to launch you exe using mono
> - AOT compile everything you use to avoid code generation overhead
> - Even with such a setup ASP.NET may be too heavy
> ASP.NET was designed to live inside a daemon:
> - Create app domains for each application
> - Processes multiple requests on separate threads
> - The first request takes much more time because initialization
> Although there is no HttpWorkerRequest for CGI I believe that all of
> your requests were handled extremely slow.
> If you want to try CGI you should use a console exe without ASP.NET,
> that is you should use environment variables, Console.In and Console.Out
> (or Read/Write methods).
> Kornel
> Bear worte:
>> hi,
>> I have read that page. But unfortunately, my hosting provider deny me
>> from running any daemon on it. So I do not think fastcgi is suitable for
>> me. Is there any way to run mono without run a daemon? thx!
>> On 2010/10/16 下午 10:20, Kornél Pál wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> This should work for you:
>>> http://www.mono-project.com/CGI
>>> Kornel
>>> jilingshu wrote:
>>>> hi there,
>>>> I have build and installed mono into my own home folder in my
>>>> hosting. My
>>>> hosting provider is Dreamhost and it told me I cannot run any daemons
>>>> on it.
>>>> So could you tell me is there any way for me to run mono as cgi
>>>> instead of
>>>> fastcgi? thx!

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