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CentOS / Red Hat PHP FastCGI script For Ngnix / Lighttpd / Apache Webserver

A shell script to start / stop / restart php-cgi as an app server. By default it will bind to IP and 9000 port using spawn-fcgi. This script is tested on CentOS / RHEL / Fedora Linux only. FreeBSD specific version available here.

How do I use this script?

Install spawn-fcgi package using yum command.

Download this script and place in /etc/init.d/ directory as /etc/init.d/php_cgi
# wget http://bash.cyberciti.biz/dl/419.sh.zip -O /etc/init.d/php_cgi
# chmod +x /etc/init.d/php_cgi

php_cgi init.d sysv style script

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Atesin March 8, 2012, 6:07 pm

    if you run the web server in the same machine, better you use unix sockets .. modify this couple lines


    #daemon $spawnfcgi -a ${server_ip} -p ${server_port} -u ${server_user} -g ${server_group} -P ${pidfile} -C ${server_childs} -f ${php_cgi}
    daemon $spawnfcgi -s ${server_socket} -u ${server_user} -g ${server_group} -P ${pidfile} -C ${server_childs} -f ${php_cgi}

  • Antony March 1, 2011, 11:55 am

    I have used this script with CentOS 5.5. I have nginx, php5 installed following your tutorial. I installed spawn-fcgi with yum from epel. I have in chkconfig a service called spawn-fcgi and a service called php_cgi.
    if i run service spawn-fcgi it doesn’t start whereas service php_cgi start works great!
    When the server reboot it does not start php_cgi auomatically..why?

  • Diesel February 22, 2010, 9:28 am

    Thx! Script is very useful!

  • Kylix.Tan December 31, 2009, 2:15 am

    I am not sure if there is daemon command in redhat/centos distribution or somewhere else

    • Vivek Gite January 1, 2010, 4:31 am

      Run the following and try again
      yum clean all

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