Please help me get FastCGI working with nginx

mike mike503 at
Mon Aug 4 23:06:15 MSD 2008

Symlink /usr/local/bin/php-fpm to /etc/init.d/php-fpm

Yeah I was going to mention the php-cgi binary too but php-fpm takes  
care of all of your needs :)

On Aug 4, 2008, at 10:50 AM, Rt Ibmer <rtibmx at> wrote:

>> seems from your mail that you might want to try running
>> /usr/local/bin/
>> php-cgi instead of /usr/local/bin/php. php is the CLI
>> version, php-cgi
>> is the cgi/fcgi version.
> A big thanks to you and the others that replied!  The above turned  
> out to be my issue.  I was not aware that the php-cgi was created as  
> its own binary.
>> As has been said, php-fpm is probably the smart way to go,
> I applied the php-fpm path and rebuilt - things seem to be working  
> great!
> One question though - what are you guys using for start/stop scripts  
> for php-fpm upon boot up?
> Is it just a simple matter of making a startup script in init.d that  
> just does "/path/php-cgi --fpm" ?  Or is there something else  
> important that I am missing as far as startup/shutdown go?
> I was thinking of also perhaps adding some switches like restart  
> workers and reopening logs to the startup script that would then  
> look up the PID and send the appropriate signal accordingly.  If  
> someone else has already done so or has a startup script they can  
> share can you please post it?
> Thanks again for the tremendous help all!

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