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Using FastCGI + special php.ini directives for a Directory

Discussion in 'Workarounds and Optimization' started by PedroR, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. PedroR

    PedroR Registered

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    Hi all

    We're running suPHP and are experience performance issues with suPHP not scaling well when load raises above a certain level.

    Therefore, we considered changing from suPHP to FastCGI.

    However the different applications we have sometimes require that we override the global php.ini directives with specific ones in a special directory/application.

    We have for example:
    - a legacy app that needs register_globals on
    - an app that produces PDFs and needs maximum_memory set to 100M

    With suPHP : we would just put a php.ini file in the directory with the configurations we wanted to override and everything works fine.

    With fastCGI : this approach does not seem to work. We can't even set different php.ini configurations per account.
    With fastCGI enabled it seems to only read and respect the global php.ini

    What I wanted to ask is if there is any way to have a different php.ini file on specific directories.

    I have come across this info but I am unsure how it will co-exist with Cpanel:
    ( from mod_fcgid - Apache HTTP Server )
    PHP wrapper script - /usr/local/bin/php-wrapper
    # Set desired PHP_FCGI_* environment variables.
    # Example:
    # PHP FastCGI processes exit after 500 requests by default.
    # Replace with the path to your FastCGI-enabled PHP executable
    exec /usr/local/bin/php-cgi
    In my case, we don't want to override PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS but would like to use
    /usr/local/bin/php-cgi -c "custom php.ini for this folder and subfolders" or -d "setting=abc" instead of -c

    Is this possible and will it work in a Cpanel configuration?

    In Cpanel it seems FastCGI is configured and enabled globally through WHM...

    Thank you very much and Best Regards
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