Shell Script To Start FastCGI PHP Server For Nginx Web Server

This script is tested under both FreeBSD and Linux. You need to modify paths and server port numbers.

How do I use this script

Download script
# fetch http://bash.cyberciti.biz/dl/251.sh.zip
# unzip 251.sh.zip
# mv 251.sh /usr/local/etc/rc.d/fastcgi.php
# chmod +x /usr/local/etc/rc.d/fastcgi.php

Sample nginx config – nginx.conf

# pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on 127.0.0.1:9000
        location ~ \.php$ {
            fastcgi_pass   127.0.0.1:9000;
            fastcgi_index  index.php;
            fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  /webroot/theos.in/http$fastcgi_script_name;
            include        fastcgi_params;
        }

Shell Script

#!/bin/sh
# Shell Script to start / stop PHP FastCGI using lighttpd - spawn-fcgi binary file.
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Copyright (c) 2006 nixCraft project <http://cyberciti.biz/fb/>
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
# Visit http://bash.cyberciti.biz/ for more information.
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
PROVIDES=php-cgi
LIGHTTPD_FCGI=/usr/local/bin/spawn-fcgi 
SERVER_IP=127.0.0.1
SERVER_PORT=9000 
SERVER_USER=www
SERVER_GROUP=www 
PHP_CGI=/usr/local/bin/php-cgi
PGREP=/bin/pgrep
KILLALL=/usr/bin/killall
### No editing below ####
cmd=$1
 
pcgi_start(){
  	echo "Starting $PROVIDES..."
 	$LIGHTTPD_FCGI -a $SERVER_IP -p $SERVER_PORT -u $SERVER_USER -g $SERVER_GROUP -f $PHP_CGI
}
 
pcgi_stop(){
	echo "Killing $PROVIDES..."
	$KILLALL $PROVIDES
}
 
pcgi_restart(){
	pcgi_stop
	pcgi_start
}
 
pcgi_status(){
        $PGREP $PROVIDES > /dev/null
	[ $? -eq 0  ] && echo "$PROVIDES running" || echo "$PROVIDES NOT running" 
 
}
 
pcgi_help(){
  	echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart|status}"
}
 
 
case ${cmd} in
[Ss][Tt][Aa][Rr][Tt]) pcgi_start;;
[Ss][Tt][Oo][Pp]) pcgi_stop;;
[Rr][Ee][Ss][Tt][Aa][Rr][Tt]) pcgi_restart;;
[Ss][Tt][Aa][Tt][Uu][Ss]) pcgi_status 0;;
*)      pcgi_help ;;
esac
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1 comment… add one
  • 2ker Jun 24, 2009 @ 10:03

    Very helpful – thanks!

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