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    I have not been using PHP for long but already instaled a few application.
    I am planning to change hosting company and the new company mentionned that PHP is compiled as cgi instead of a module.

    What are the consequences for my existing applications?
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    perhaps you could miss some server-generated variables (generally not important).

    i have heard, that the cgi-version runs not as fast as the module version (prob of the provider). if you are not a "hardcore"-php3-programming-freak nothing happens!

    CodeDuck =8
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    Biggest problem is you loose the ability to use HTTP authentication.

    Nothing that can't be worked around. Just that if you are using HTTP authentication it's a major pain to convert that to a session type system.

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