Question about install support for python and php together

Phillip Oldham phill at
Fri May 7 12:28:28 MSD 2010

On 06/05/2010 04:17, sagasw wrote:
> I get a vps host and install php already with spawn-fcgi.
> And you could see my steps here:
> Now I want to add support python ( in this host,
> and try the steps in, but can't work correct.
> just get
> spawn-fcgi: child exited with: 2
> Who could tell me the steps I should do?

I've personally had nothing but problems with spawn-fcgi and stopped 
using it years ago. The -b switch for the php-cgi config tells PHP to 
bind to an address:port, so you don't really need spawn-fcgi as long as 
something can keep an eye on the process.

We use supervisord to spawn & manage both PHP & Python services which 
sit behind nginx. A supervisor config with something like the following 
should get you going:

command=/usr/bin/php-cgi -c /etc/php.ini -b 8888


Then in your nginx config simply create a config file for each FCGI 
environment (php/python) and add any "backends" (for python, 
specifically) to your vhosts.

You can even use supervisord to start/manage your nginx instance. We 
have supervisord manage everything, and have monit keeping an eye on 
supervisord as an added bonus.

You can see more on supervisord at, however the 
site is going through a server move at the moment so they've only got 
the manual up at the moment.


*Phillip B Oldham*
phill at <mailto:phill at>



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