Stumped with issue of Nginx passing requests to php-fpm while using SSL

Eric Tyrer etyrer at
Thu Sep 26 22:34:46 UTC 2013

Problem i have is that after attempting to login to wordpress over SSL php is not being processed/executed.

I've got a Wordpress 3.5 multi-site using subdirectories.

nginx version: nginx/1.4.2

built by gcc 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-3) (GCC)

TLS SNI support enabled
configure arguments: --prefix=/etc/nginx --sbin-path=/usr/sbin/nginx --conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf --error-log-path=/var/log/nginx/error.log --http-log-path=/var/log/nginx/access.log --pid-path=/var/run/ --lock-path=/var/run/nginx.lock --http-client-body-temp-path=/var/cache/nginx/client_temp --http-proxy-temp-path=/var/cache/nginx/proxy_temp --http-fastcgi-temp-path=/var/cache/nginx/fastcgi_temp --http-uwsgi-temp-path=/var/cache/nginx/uwsgi_temp --http-scgi-temp-path=/var/cache/nginx/scgi_temp --user=nginx --group=nginx --with-http_ssl_module --with-http_realip_module --with-http_addition_module --with-http_sub_module --with-http_dav_module --with-http_flv_module --with-http_mp4_module --with-http_gunzip_module --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_random_index_module --with-http_secure_link_module --with-http_stub_status_module --with-mail --with-mail_ssl_module --with-file-aio --with-ipv6 --with-cc-opt='-O2 -g -pipe -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 -mtune=generic'

PHP 5.3.27 (fpm-fcgi) (built: Jul 12 2013 10:10:59)

nginx handles requests fine through port 80 images, css, etc are processed normally. however, logging into to a blog results in no php being processed like ….

> <?php
> /**
>  * Front to the WordPress application. This file doesn't do anything, but loads
>  * wp-blog-header.php which does and tells WordPress to load the theme.
>  *
>  * @package WordPress
>  */
> /**
>  * Tells WordPress to load the WordPress theme and output it.
>  *
>  * @var bool
>  */
> define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);
> /** Loads the WordPress Environment and Template */
> require('./wp-blog-header.php');

my host.conf is here

and my nginx conf is here

i am at my wits end trying to figure it out by myself.. It would be great if another pair of eyes could look this over

Eric S. Tyrer II
Associate Director – Web Systems
York College - The City University of New York
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Academic Core - STE 1H14
Jamaica, NY 11451
etyrer at
(P) 718-262-2466
(C) 347-393-6507
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein

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