Unable to see a php page

Francis Daly francis at daoine.org
Fri Mar 20 21:31:14 UTC 2020

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 09:40:40PM +0330, Mahmood Naderan wrote:

Hi there,

> OK with this configuration:
>         location ~ \.php$ {
>             root           /home/ubuntu/htdocs/public_html;
>             fastcgi_pass;
>             fastcgi_index  index.php;
>             fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME
>  $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
>             include        fastcgi_params;
>         }

> when I open "localhost/index.php", I can see the php page, however, in the
> logs/error.log I see these
> 2020/03/16 21:34:22 [error] 5821#0: *2 FastCGI sent in stderr: "PHP
> message: PHP Warning:  session_start() [<a
> href='function.session-start'>function.session-start</a>]:
> open(/tmp/http_sessions/sess_dd0e14b5b3f5aebcb53015b6bebc3bfa, O_RDWR)
> failed: No such file or directory (2) in
> /home/ubuntu/htdocs/public_html/index.php on line 26

That's a PHP thing -- perhaps make the directories, or perhaps configure
your PHP to use a different directory. PHP documentation should indicate

> Also I see somethings like
> 2020/03/16 21:34:22 [error] 5821#0: *2 open()
> "/home/ubuntu/htdocs/js/dragdrop.js" failed (2: No such file or directory),
> client:, server: localhost, request: "GET /js/dragdrop.js
> HTTP/1.1", host: "localhost", referrer: "http://localhost/index.php"
> I don't know why it is using "/home/ubuntu/htdocs/js/dragdrop.js"?
> According to the setting, it should look for it at
> "/home/ubuntu/htdocs/public_html/js/dragdrop.js" where the file actually
> exists.

The config you showed only uses /home/ubuntu/htdocs/public_html as the
document root for requests that end in .php.

The request /js/dragdrop.js is not handled in this location. The
configuration in, or inherited into, the location that handles
that request is the one that matters. And that, presumably, has
/home/ubuntu/htdocs as the configured document root.

Possibly setting "root /home/ubuntu/htdocs/public_html;" at server{}
level will cause things to work for you.


Francis Daly        francis at daoine.org

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