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I've installed a testing server using nginx + php-fpm. I've tried all of the following:

Nginx + Php5-fpm not rendering php files

nginx + php fpm -> 404 php pages - file not found

When accessing PHP files, nginx throws an 404 error

Summarizing what I've tried:

  • Reinstalling.
  • Changing the script privileges (changed them to 0777).
  • fastcgi_intercept_errors on.
  • Checked the root directive at the levels: server, location and location ~ \.php.
  • Checked the fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME directive.

The server returns 404 on (and only on) .php scripts. I can rename them to .html and they'd be fine. How can I go about this?

This is my nginx.conf:

user nginx;
worker_processes 1;

error_log  /var/log/nginx/error.log;

pid        /run/;

events {
    worker_connections  1024;

http {
    include       /etc/nginx/mime.types;
    default_type  application/octet-stream;

    log_format  main  '$remote_addr - $remote_user [$time_local] "$request" '
                      '$status $body_bytes_sent "$http_referer" '
                      '"$http_user_agent" "$http_x_forwarded_for"';

    access_log  /var/log/nginx/access.log  main;

    sendfile        on;
    keepalive_timeout  2;

    include /etc/nginx/conf.d/*.conf;

    index   index.html index.htm;

    server {
        listen       80;
        server_name  _;
        root         /var/www/html;

        location / {
            root /var/www/html;
            index index.php index.html index.htm;

        error_page  404              /404.html;
        location = /40x.html {
            #root /var/www/html;

        error_page   500 502 503 504  /50x.html;
        location = /50x.html {
            #root /var/www/html;

        location ~ \.php$ {
            root           /var/www/html;
            try_files $uri =404;
            fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
            fastcgi_pass   unix:/var/run/php5-fpm.sock;
            fastcgi_index  index.php;
            fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
            include        fastcgi_params;


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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Solved it. It turns out that the problem was the permissions set on the socket where php was listening. I just had to change a directive called listen.mode on /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf

listen.mode = 0750

And set the user to nginx:

listen.owner = nginx = nginx

So the file looks like this:

srwxr-x---. 1 nginx nginx 0 jul  8 08:59 /var/run/php5-fpm.sock

Because I was using a unix socket instead of a tcp port:

listen = /var/run/php5-fpm.sock;

Also, I was getting 404 instead of 500 or 503 because my www.conf was configured to redirect errors to custom pages, and since they weren't there, I was getting 404's.

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Right, you must control: - What user/group run nginx (or any webserver) - What user/group run php-fpm – Dmitry Dubovitsky Mar 5 at 19:38

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