Fast CGI (spawn-fcgi / php-cgi) crashes/dies/hangs

miradev nginx-forum at
Tue Dec 8 11:17:26 MSK 2009

Apologies if this is too off topic. My problem is not directly related to nginx.

We've been running nginx + spawn-fcgi for 6 months without any issues. Until one morning I come in and all our sites are down because there were no php-cgi processes running. Obviously I'm keen to not have this happen again. I could make use of something like monit to monitor the php-cgi processes, but even a few minutes down time (waiting for a monit cycle) is not good. 

The only article on this I've been able to find so far is this one:

As this is a popular combo with nginx, I was wondering if anyone here had any advice, or even just some more articles for me to RTFM?


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