I wrote in the past about the support that was added to Jetty 9.1 to proxy HTTP requests to a FastCGI server.
A typical configuration to serve PHP applications such as WordPress or Drupal is to put Apache or Nginx in the front and have them proxy the HTTP requests to, typically, php-fpm (a FastCGI server included in the PHP distribution), which in turn runs the PHP scripts that generate HTML.
Jetty’s support for FastCGI proxying has been kept private until now.
With the release of Jetty 9.1.4 it is now part of the main Jetty distribution, released under the same license (Apache License or Eclipse Public License) as Jetty.
Since we like to eat our own dog food, Jetty is currently serving the pages of this blog (which is WordPress) using Jetty 9.1.4 and the newly released FastCGI module.
And it is doing so via SPDY, rather than HTTP, allowing you to serve Java EE Web Applications and PHP Web Applications from the same Jetty instance and leveraging the benefits that the SPDY protocol brings to the Web.
For further information and details on how to use this new module, please check the Jetty FastCGI documentation.
Enjoy !


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