[Apologies if anyone sees this twice - at first I attempted to post it\nvia my ISP's news server, but my ISP is notorious for poor news\nhandling and I don't see it on Google Groups as having got through\nyet.]\n\nI've been writing a CGI app with Python 2.3 and Apache. It's ok, but a\nbit slow, and I assume a significant part of this is the process\nstart-up time, among other things. So I'm interested in alternatives\nor optimisations. The problem is, there doesn't seem to be the kind of\ninformation out there that I want. There seem to be plenty of places\nthat throw a list of URLs at you (eg.\n[URL]http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/WebProgramming[/URL],\n[URL]http://phaseit.net/claird/comp.lang.python/web_python.html[/URL]), and a few\nsites that will give the absolute basics of CGI programming itself\n(which I don't need).\n\nI'm particularly confused by a few people advocating things like\nXitami + LRWP for being very simple, yet it can't possibly be simpler\nthan just dropping a cgi script into a directory, as I do with Apache,\nand the docs on LRWP\n([URL]http://www.imatix.com/html/xitami/index12.htm#TOC114[/URL]) make it look\nlike I'd have to do significant rewriting of the scripts. It describes\nitself as being like FastCGI which, if true, doesn't exactly endear\nFastCGI to me either.\n\nAll I want is a short description on the technologies that very\nclosely resemble standard CGI, what they have to offer me, and what\nsort of alterations I would have to make to my installation or code in\norder to use these. Does such a comparison exist already? If not, is\nanybody able to comment on their own experiences with Python CGI apps?