This chapter shows you how to create a fairly simple SOAP server. We’ve also covered a couple of different ways to access the SOAP server. The SOAP server we created is simply running as a CGI program. A SOAP server running as a CGI program is not a speed-demon. If you are thinking of setting up a SOAP server for a site that has high traffic volumes, you will want something more powerful. Don’t fear; there are several tools that allow you to embed the SOAP server directory into Apache, which helps make the server run very fast. Do a quick Google search for mod_soap, and you will find links to several tools that can make your SOAP server scream!