Please help me get FastCGI working with nginx

Stephane Bunel stephane+nginx at
Mon Aug 4 14:42:30 MSD 2008

mike wrote:
> Use php-fpm. It makes I so much easier. The spawn-fcgi stuff sucks.
> In the php-fpm.conf you can configure the tcp port or socket and just 
> tell nginx to use that. It's pretty simple. I also recommend running tcp 
> instead of sockets and binding to localhost unless you need to access it 
> from another machine

   In my own experience unix socket is better in terms of speed when 
nginx and PHP are on the same computer. My test was made with httperf 
and show a better rate (req/s) with PHP/FastCGI using unix socket. Why 
do you recommend tcp socket ?


Stéphane Bunel.

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