Best way to use PHP with nginx?

Jérôme Loyet jerome at
Sun Nov 15 17:48:22 MSK 2009

2009/11/15 Momchil Ivanov <slogster at>:
> На петък 13 ноември 2009 16:28:57 Jérôme Loyet написа:
>> Hi,
>> Is there a php-fastcgi process launcher and controller at the same time ?
>> Because php-fastcgi or spwan-fcgi just launches N php children, N constant.
>> I'm looking for a way to spawn fastcgi process depending on the number
>> of concurent requests ... has anyone heard about something like that ?
> The simplest approach would be to just hack the php code that starts N
> children processes and somehow control that N, here is an example [1]. There
> is a more complicated approach, that of php-fpm, it can do a lot more than
> just launch N processes. What it still cannot do (as of my knowledge, but that
> might have changed) is to dynamically control that N number. If you give them
> some money, maybe they will fix that part soon.
> 1:

There is several software or patches which can handle this kind of
stuff, but none is stable, none is suitable

php-fpm looks great, but it's not accurate enought because it's:
a patch to php core, it depends on a certain version of libevent (and
it's not compatible with OpenBSD for example), it's still a beta, some
features are missing ... it's a good start but definitely not enought.

> Momchil

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