nginx blocking during long running PHP request?

mike mike503 at
Thu Feb 26 08:00:27 MSK 2009

Do you use php-fpm (I hope?)

I noticed you did not mention how you manage your fastcgi engines.

On Feb 25, 2009, at 6:17 PM, Rt Ibmer <rtibmx at> wrote:

> I use nginx to frontend fastcgi and PHP.  I have a PHP page that  
> accesses a mySQL db and executes a query which takes about 30  
> seconds to execute.
> During that time, if I hit another php page on my site, the browser  
> just spins and does not load the php page until the other php page  
> finishes executing the query.
> I am not sure if it is nginx blocking somehow, or perhaps PHP can  
> only execute one page at a time (which would be a major bottleneck  
> when we go to production - right now we are just testing).
> Here is my location block that handles the PHP request:
> location ~ .*\.php$ {
>        include fastcgi;
>        fastcgi_read_timeout 180s;
>        fastcgi_pass;
>        fastcgi_index index.php;
>        fastcgi_intercept_errors  on;
>        error_page  404         /404.php;
>        root    html;
>    }
> Am I missing a setting somewhere that is preventing nginx and/or PHP  
> from executing on multiple requests simultaneously?  What other  
> troubleshooting steps can I take?
> Thank you!

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