Fast CGI (spawn-fcgi / php-cgi) crashes/dies/hangs
denis at filimonov.name
Wed Dec 9 05:36:50 MSK 2009
You make it sound like it a problem of nginx or php-fcgi while, in fact, it's
a bug (yes, a bug, not a "compatibility issue") of Wordpress.
Enough trolling, go fix it and move on already!
On Tuesday 08 December 2009 21:21:18 nerdgrind wrote:
> I respect your'e opinions, but for all you're heated desperation to defend
> php-fcgi you may have forgotten this thread was started by someone who
> found php-fcgi to be unstable, and he hasn't been able to find a solution.
> I found one that worked for me when php-fcgi failed. Offering a solution
> to someone that results in the same failure doesn't seem to be a solution
> to me.
> Perhaps someone here could give a detailed solution as to how miradev might
> solve his problem. Kind of like a how-to explanation. We're all here to
> help each other.
> I don't want to anyone coming here for help only offered one possibility,
> when something else might be better suited to their situation and needs,
> which is why I posted an alternative.
> Apache may not be on the most loved list here, but it can work where
> php-fcgi fails. Let's not ignore this alternative when someone is ready to
> switch from Nginx back to Apache, as even the author of WP Super Cache did
> just last week. Insisting that php-fcgi is the only way to serve PHP will
> slow the adoption of Nginx, because it doesn't offer support for PHP
> In fact, Wordpress itself has a problem when php-fcgi is used rather than
> Apache as the backend to serve PHP
> When WordPress detects that FastCGI PHP SAPI is in use, it disregards the
> redirect status code passed to wp_redirect. Thus, all 301 redrects become
> 302 redirects which may not be good for SEO. The plugin overrides
> wp_redirect when it detects that nginx is used.
> When WordPress detects that mod_rewrite is not loaded (which is the case
> for nginx as it does not load any Apache modules) it falls back to
> PATHINFO permalinks in Permalink Settings page. nginx itself has built-in
> support for URL rewriting and does not need PATHINFO permalinks. Thus,
> when the plugin detects that nginx is used, it makes WordPress think that
> mod_rewrite is loaded and it is OK to use pretty permalinks.
> There is also an extensive additional configuration that needs to be done
> to avoid problems.
> I've never heard anyone hear discuss these issues, which means a lot of
> people might be losing out on a lot of traffic that could be coming from
> search engines because of an SEO problem caused by an incompatibility
> between php-fcgi and Wordpress.
> Using Apache as a backend eliminates this problem.
> Like many of you, I have had my own experiences, and I now have a multitude
> of solutions to fit different situations. Although I don't know what
> platform miradev uses to serve his web sites, if it is Wordpress then
> using Apache on the backend could save him some headaches he didn't even
> know existed.
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