[Mono-list] Re: XSP / mod_mono / Apache Question

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Sat Apr 15 20:40:33 EDT 2006


>     Does anyone know what are the advantages/disadvantages of using mod_mono
> with apache versus setting up apache with mod_proxy to proxy an XSP server
> running on a private port?  I know that this is a common practice in the
> Java world with Tomcat/application servers and was just curious if there was
> a reason that that approach would not be recommended for mono and XSP.


+ performs better (it uses Unix domain sockets to communicate
   with the Mono server. The response headers doesn't need to be
+ faster file transfers
+ common URL namespace with Apache (if AddHandler is used)
+ autohosting: http://www.mono-project.com/AutoHosting
+ enabled for mass hosting

mod_proxy + mod_proxy_http:

+ ability to run the app server under a different UID
   (mod_mono is supposed to support this too)
- the app server process cannot be controlled by Apache
- difficult mass hosting


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