Update Feb 10, 2008: See this post where it is now successfully installed! W00t!
Update Nov 10, 2006: FastCGI isn’t stable. So I am disabling it. I’d sometimes see a 30 second timeout error right next to a 2 second load time. It just isn’t stable. :-( Sometimes it would crap out on an upload, sometimes on downloads…
The whole site should be much faster now that I’ve set up FastCGI on my Dreamhost account :-)
Here’s how I had configured it:Put the following at the beginning of the .htaccess file of the directory I wanted to run FastCGI on. IE: in ./lee.org for the whole site or in ./lee.org/blog for just the blog:
AddHandler php5-fastcgi .php
Action php5-fastcgi /php5-wrapper.fcgi
Create a file called php5-wrapper.fcgi and put it at ./lee.org. Make it executable by the user. Put the following in it:
Click the checkbox in the Domain section of the Dreamhost Panel saying “FastCGI”.