FastCGI timeout on IIS7

Had a couple of question this week around some issues that people were experiencing from long running PHP scripts that appear to timeout/hang and eventually stop/crash and is this problem with FastCGI or the application pool settings. Let’s take a look at the FastCGI settings in the ApplicationHost.config <fastCgi>     <application fullPath="C:\PHP\php-cgi.exe" activityTimeout="60" instanceMaxRequests="10000">        …


SQL 2005 PHP Driver RTM’d

We’ve just shipped the released version for the SQL Server 2005 Driver extensions for PHP 5 – if you’re running the CTP version make sure you update to this version. Get the bits here: I think the coolest thing that comes with this download is the Help file (.chm) that is part of the…


Microsoft contributing to Open Source

This is why I love working for Microsoft – as Nick Hodge often says "This is not your fathers Microsoft"; Sam Ramji Keynoted at Oscon about 3 very cool things: In short we’ve submitted code to the ADOdb DAL library to add support for our PHP SQL driver – AND under a Free Software Foundation…


PHP on IIS7 for Shared Hosting- AWESOME article!

check it out on IIS.NET –  here are a couple of excerpts from the article that I strongly recommend: ———– PHP Security Recommendations The following recommendations describe how to tighten security of PHP in shared hosting environment. To make the recommended changes locate and open php.ini file and edit it as described below: Disable…


HUGE performance increases with PHP on Windows 2008

One of our local developers Dallas J Clark (Brisbane local) blogged about an article that shows PHP with a 130% performance increase on Windows Server 2008 – and of course there have been a few comments asking about the metrics of the comparison etc. So naturally I’m wading into to try and clear the water…..


FastCGI GoLive for IIS5.1/IIS6

We just announced the Go Live release of FastCGI for IIS5.1/6 – how cool is that! This means the fully scalable production CGI environments can be run on the windows platform giving everyone the ability to deploy all sorts of applications. Check out the full details Can’t wait for IIS7 where FastCGI is a module…