The FastCGI module v1.5 has been released for IIS 6 and IIS 5.1.

Take a look at at a full post here: http://blogs.iis.net/ruslany/archive/2010/01/18/fastcgi-extension-1-5-for-iis-5-1-and-iis-6-0-rtw.aspx

Some fast features:

  • Monitor changes to a file (php.ini as an example). Will recycle FastCGI processes for the process pool.
  • Real-time tuning of MaxInstances setting. Set by default now.
  • STDERR stream handling.
  • Sending a termination signal to FastCGI processes for cleaner shutdowns.
  • _FCGI_X_PIPE_ environment variable for communication between the extension and FastCGI process.
  • Relaxed enforcement of response headers syntax.
  • Per-application FastCGI process pools. Allows for two different PHP version used for different applications within the same web site.
  • Using UTF-8 encoding for server variable values.
  • More descriptive error messages
  • Changes in default values for configuration settings.

If you have any technical questions checkout the Fast CGI Forum: http://forums.iis.net/t/1164235.aspx