jsut 10 years ago Reply To my mind mod_perl and FastCGI aren’t really the same thing. FastCGI is more comparable to running Apache::Registry, or Apache::PerlRun under mod_perl. In other words, just touching the surface of what mod_perl gives you. The true power of running mod_perl lies in the access that it provides to the underlying Apache API. There are tons of things you can do using mod_perl that you can’t do running FastCGI. Things like Input and Output filters, type handlers, true access, authen and authz handlers (or anything else you might want to do during the the proper phase.