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Manejador de Procesos FastCGI (FPM)

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FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) es una implementación alternativa al PHP FastCGI con algunas características adicionales (la mayoría) útiles para sitios web con mucho tráfico.

Estas características incluyen:

  • Manejo avanzado para detener/arrancar procesos de forma fácil;

  • Posibilidad de iniciar hilos de procesos con diferentes uid/gid/chroot/environment, escuchar en diferentes puertos y usar distintos php.ini (remplazando); safe_mode

  • Registro stdout y stderr;

  • Reinicio de emergencia en caso de destrucción accidental del caché opcode;

  • Soporte acelerado de subidas;

  • "slowlog" - scripts de registro de procesos (no sólo sus nombres, sin sus backtraces también, usando ptrace y similares para leer procesos execute_data remotos) que son inusualmente lentos;

  • fastcgi_finish_request() - Función especial para detener y descargar todos los datos mientras continua haciendo algún proceso más largo (conversión de vídeos, procesamiento de estadísticas, etc.);

  • Creación dinámico/estático de hilos;

  • Información básica del status SAPI (similar al mod_status de Apache);

  • Basado en archivos de configuración php.ini

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User Contributed Notes 11 notes

8 months ago
@ ikrabbe you might want to look at mod_rewrite to address the environment variable variation(!) between cgi and cli php.
ganlvtech at qq dot com
6 years ago
php-fpm is not avaliable on Windows, but you can use IIS or Apache as the "fastcgi process manager".

If you have to use Nginx, here is a solution. Nginx provides a load balancing module. We can distribute the request to different php-cgi.exe process.


This is the origin nginx conf.
location ~ \.php$ {
try_files $uri = 404;
fastcgi_index index.php;
include fastcgi.conf;

You can replace it by
upstream php {

location ~ \.php$ {
try_files $uri = 404;
fastcgi_pass php;
fastcgi_index index.php;
include fastcgi.conf;


php-cgi.exe process will die after several requests, so you have to restart the php-cgi.exe manually to keep a process listening the port.

kokushibyou at gmail dot com
10 years ago
PHP-FPM is FAST - but be wary of using it while your code base is stored on NFS - under average load your NFS server will feel some serious strain. I have yet to find a work around for this bug:
robin at robinwinslow dot co dot uk
13 years ago
Init script setup

You will probably want to create an init script for your new php-fpm. Fortunately, PHP 5.3.3 provides one for you, which you should copy to your init directory and change permissions:

$ cp <php-5.3.3-source-dir>/sapi/fpm/ /etc/init.d/php-fpm
$ chmod 755 /etc/init.d/php-fpm

It requires a certain amount of setup. First of all, make sure your php-fpm.conf file is set up to create a PID file when php-fpm starts. E.g.:
pid = /var/run/
(also make sure your php-fpm user has permission to create this file).

Now open up your new init script (/etc/init.d/php-fpm) and set the variables at the top to their relevant values. E.g.:

Your init script is now ready. You should now be able to start, stop and reload php-fpm:

$ /etc/init.d/php-fpm start
$ /etc/init.d/php-fpm stop
$ /etc/init.d/php-fpm reload

The one remaining thing you may wish to do is to add your new php-fpm init script to system start-up. E.g. in CentOS:

$ /sbin/chkconfig php-fpm on


Disclaimer: Although I did just do this on my own server about 20 mins ago, everything I've written here is off the top of my head, so it may not be 100% correct. Also, allow for differences in system setup. Some understanding of what you are doing is assumed.
joel k
12 years ago
the fpm process supports the USER2 signal, which is used to reload the config file.

kill -USR2 [pid]

should do the trick.
info at f1-outsourcing dot eu
4 years ago
It looks like the php-fpm daemon is not able to use its groups it is running with.
user at NOSPAM dot example dot com
6 years ago
It is important to note that FPM is not built with the windows binaries. Many of the guides you may find online rely on php-cgi.exe. Unfortunately they call it FPM but this is incorrect!

The executable php-cgi.exe that is bundled with the windows binaries is a FastCGI interface but it is *not* FPM (Fastcgi Process Manager). php-cgi.exe does not have multi-threading or concurrent request support, nor support for any of the FPM configuration options.

The only solid information I've gathered into why FPM is not available is a bug report explaining that FPM is built around fork(), which is not natively available on windows (
dreamcat4 at gmail dot com
9 years ago
Doesn't work? Enable logging!

The php-fpm.log file is a great place to fault-find errors and get to the bottom of a problem. But be sure to enable logging for your specific worker pool. Or you won't see anything!


To enable error logging for the default [www] worker pool, add this line in the [www] section of your php-fpm.conf:

catch_workers_output = yes
ikrabbe dot ask at gmail dot com
5 years ago
I'm very unhappy with the way php-fpm handles requests.
There isn't even some SCRIPT_FILENAME in the RFC for CGI, an that's the only standard I found to handle the requests.

Actually what you are doing with PATH_TRANSLATED is supposed to translate to the path, which is broken by media wikis, as they use the PATH_INFO to find the ressource, not some script.

In the original CGI context, the PATH_INFO is passed to the CGI binary to specify some ressource argument. So actually

PATH_INFO ~ argv1

in command context.

Conclusion: We should rewrite php-fpm to obey the rfc3875 CGI standard.
Having SCRIPT_NAME pointing to /something.php, must translate to


CWD is the working directory where php-fpm is started (or configured to change to).

In case of chroot CWD = "".

In any case the SCRIPT_NAME php script can be found with ./SCRIPT_NAME, from the CWD. So the undocumented not standardized SCRIPT_FILENAME should vanish! It breaks the CGI standard.
&#34;atesin&#34; at the free google mail service
4 months ago
in response to "ikrabbe dot ask at gmail dot com" about SCRIPT_NAME and PATH_INFO being empty, this could be related...

while configuring php-fpm with nginx in debian (actually raspberry pi), a comment line in .conf grabbed my attention

there is a "feature" (that looks more like a bug) reported about 10 years ago in ... in which "try_files" could reset the contents of $fastcgi_script_name and $fastcgi_path_info ... this is a workaround mentioned in forums by user "zakaria"

<?php /* not actual php code but nginx .conf */
location ~ [^/]\.php(/|$)
fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+?\.php)(/.*)$;
# Save the $fastcgi_path_info before try_files clear it
set $path_info $fastcgi_path_info;
fastcgi_param PATH_INFO $path_info;
try_files $fastcgi_script_name =404;

fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
fastcgi_index index.php;
&#34;atesin&#34; at the free google mail service
4 months ago
in response to "dreamcat4 at gmail dot com" about enabling logs in php-fpm

i *hate* going blind, so enabling logs is generally the first thing i do...

by doing dreamcat4 suggestion, logs got enabled but mixed with php process logs ... instead doing that and to isolate logs from [www] worker pool in its own file, these directives worked for me in "www" worker .ini file (you have to set directories and permissions before)

php_admin_flag[log_errors] = on
php_admin_value[error_log] = /var/log/php-fpm/www-error.log
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