Mod_cfml 1.1 is out – furiously fast, bugs smashed, and new features!

Logo Mod_cfmlMod_cfml is software which shares webserver configuration with Tomcat, eliminating the need to configure hosts (or websites) in Tomcat.
I am very proud to say that I had a major role in the current new release. I rewrote the Apache httpd component in native C, added new features, fixed bugs, and generally improved speed by a factor 5 to 10. That's at the moment when it's actually used by the way; on the first hit of a website after the server started up.

The Tomcat part is much improved:

 

  • Speed: creating a new host context now takes 1 second at most (5 – 10 times faster then before), because jar scanning is now disabled by default.
  • Speed: “waiting for context files”, the slow part of previous mod_cfml, is gone.
  • Speed and memory footprint: only one Tomcat Host container is created per Apache/IIS virtualhost. All aliases / default site hosts / IP-based hosts, are now added as aliases. Which takes about 200 milliseconds.
  • Thread safety bugs fixed

Apache connector improvements:

  • The Apache 2.4 connector is rewritten in C. No more need to install Perl, just compile or drop in the mod_cfml.so file, and add a few lines of config!
  • Full support for path_info. Previously, URLs like /some/page.cfm/id/123 would not work in Tomcat. With mod_cfml 1.1, now they do! Thanks to a great idea which was already implemented in the BonCode connector.
  • Security: a shared secret key implementation is added, to prevent unauthorized context creation.
  • Virtual directories, or “Aliases” in Apache, are now by default sent from Apache to Lucee, for the current request.

IIS connector:

The updated Documentation and Installation instructions can be found at www.modcfml.org.

 

So… what are you waiting for? Install! Upgrade! And have fun with CFML!

 

p.s. if you're interested, the source code can be found at https://github.com/utdream/mod_cfml

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