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

Jim Ohlstein nginx-forum at
Wed Dec 9 04:27:47 MSK 2009

Jim Ohlstein Wrote:
> nerdgrind wrote:
> Exactly.
> > 
> > Those are the facts Mike. Your support for
> php-fcgi sounds more like an opinion than a
> statement based on fact.
> This may be but your claim that there are zero
> complaints with Apache 
> and that Apache is "rock solid" and never goes
> down is also an opinion 
> that happens to be wrong. I have myself seen it go
> down. Of course we 
> were only handling 4 million requests/day at the
> time and we were using 
> Apache with mod_perl to serve a Perl script, so it
> wasn't PHP. That's 
> why I had supervisord installed. It can restart
> php-cgi just as easily 
> (and probably php-fpm but I haven't tried it) as
> it can Apache and even 
> nginx. The fact that I never posted my experience
> on a forum doesn't 
> mean it never happened.

Correction: I used monit to restart Apache at that time. Previously I had used my own shell script.


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