[MS4W-Users] FastCGI with shapefiles

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Dec 3 13:47:10 EST 2010

On 10-12-03 12:37 PM, Yves Moisan wrote:
> Hi All,
> I notice in README_INSTALL that the only type of layer mentioned that
> can benefit from a MS running in FastCGI is PostGIS.  Is there any gain
> to have MS run FastCGI for shapefile layers ?

Hello Yves,

The README_INSTALL mentions Oracle and PostGIS for FastCGI (and also 
points to the MapServer FastCGI howto), but during the 2009 FOSS4G 
benchmarking exercise we discovered that there was a significant 
increase in performance for shapefiles also (e.g. the table below 
slide#15 in: 
It was a surprise to me also.


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

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