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ethanlifka 22nd February 2010 10:34

FastCGI and SuExec Error
I was just about done configuring my new ISPC3 Server.
Then PHP stops working.

My Server: CentOS 5.4 32bit Perfect Setup.
I am using FastCGI with SuExec.
I configured FastCGI to use custom php.ini files.
Installed Mod_Security

Everything Working Great!
Then I noticed that php move_uploaded_files() was setting files to 600 instead of 644. I then added umask 133 to .php-fcgi-starter and it worked. Then I made changes to php-fcgi-starter.master.

No More PHP

Instead I get a 500 Internal Server Error

I reverted php-fcgi-starter.master back to its original, but it didn't do anything.

html still works fine, but its just php.
a simple php file:

echo "Hello";

Here are some errors
"suexec failure: could not open log file"
"fopen: Permission denied"
"exit communication error terminated by calling exit() return code 1"

I am not sure what file it is refering to.

file does not exist: /var/www/error/500.html
[error] Premature end of script headers:

I spent about 5 hours with NO success.

I removed mod_security from my httpd.conf, but still nothing.
restarted httpd
rebooted server

Still nothing.

I found a few suggestions and one was to add:
AddType application/x-httpd-phpcgi .php
Action application/x-httpd-phpcgi /cgi-bin/php.cgi
to my .htaccess file, but when I do that I get a 403 Forbidden Error even if I set my .php file to 777.

Then I completely removed my site from ISPC server and re-installed it and still get a 500 Internal Server Error.

Any help would be great.


till 22nd February 2010 11:13

Please post the exact error message from the error log of the website.

ethanlifka 24th February 2010 04:28

Sorry, I just turned off my server and I was too tired to turn it back on.

Here are the errors:

[Tue Feb 23 10:11:33 2010] [warn] (104)Connection reset by peer: mod_fcgid: read data from fastcgi server error.
[Tue Feb 23 10:11:33 2010] [error] [client] Premature end of script headers: asdf.php
[Tue Feb 23 10:11:33 2010] [error] [client] File does not exist: /var/www/error/500.html


[Tue Feb 23 10:11:33 2010] [notice] mod_fcgid: call /var/www/clients/client0/web7/web/asdf.php with wrapper /var/www/php-fcgi-scripts/web7/.php-fcgi-starter
suexec failure: could not open log file
fopen: Permission denied
[Tue Feb 23 10:11:36 2010] [notice] mod_fcgid: process /var/www/clients/client0/web7/web/asdf.php(2887) exit(communication error), terminated by calling exit(), return code: 1

which file is it refering to?
/etc/httpd/logs/suexec.log is being written to just fine.

[2010-02-23 10:11:32]: uid: (5003/web7) gid: (5004/5004) cmd: .php-fcgi-starter
[2010-02-23 10:11:32]: uid: (5003/web7) gid: (5004/5004) cmd: .php-fcgi-starter
[2010-02-23 10:11:33]: uid: (5003/web7) gid: (5004/5004) cmd: .php-fcgi-starter


export PHPRC
# The variable PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN is onyl useful for lighty or nginx as apache
# mod_fcgi will control the number of childs themself and never use the additional processes.
exec /usr/bin/php-cgi \
 -d open_basedir=/var/www/clients/client0/web7 \
-d upload_tmp_dir=/var/www/clients/client0/web7/tmp \
-d session.save_path=/var/www/clients/client0/web7/tmp \


ethanlifka 24th February 2010 10:21

It seems I Commented out
"AddHandler php5-script .php"
"AddType text/html .php"
from /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf.

Although the only reason I commented them out was because I was getting the download .php file from the browser, but I guess that was caused by something else.


ethanlifka 2nd March 2010 10:23


Got the Errors again after I re-uploaded "php-fcgi-starter.master" in the "/usr/local/ispconfig/server/conf" directory.

It seems I can't re-upload these master files with File-Zilla.
I tried in Binary as will, but still get the errors.

FYI, if you change these files you need to save the site you are working on and logout and log back in through ISPC3 for the changes to take affect.

Any chance to have a "Update Sites" button in the Admin.

I did this many times and still got the errors.

I had to revert to a back-up I created using Shell.

Then no more errors.

Why wont this file work when transfered though FTP?

Anyways I got it working and I created my own php.ini.master file to use for custom php.ini files.
it gets created each time I create a Fast-CGI site.
I made changes to ""/usr/local/ispconfig/server/plugins-enabled/"
It adds functions in "disable_functions", changes the "upload_tmp_dir" to the sites tmp folder and the session.save_path.

It would be nice if there was a "Use Custom PHP.ini File" checkbox when creating a website that would do this automaticly. Even be able to edit it with a Wysiwyg Editor.


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