Chapter 6. CGI, FastCGI, and ISAPI

Table of Contents
Setting up an interpreter
How are they run?
CGI environment variables
ISAPI Extensions
X-Sendfile Support

Abyss Web Server supports CGI (Common Gateway Interface), FastCGI, and ISAPI Extensions (Internet Server Advanced Programming Interface Extensions) standards for dynamic content generation. It can process scripts by CGI, FastCGI, and ISAPI interpreters and serve content generated by CGI, FastCGI, and ISAPI applications.

Setting up an interpreter

To setup a language interpreter to be used by scripts in Abyss Web Server, follow these instructions:

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