I'm using Fast CGI with PHP, and it runs great except I just noticed it's not picking up the php ini path. It seems not to pick up the -c argument at all and says no configuration file is loaded when I do phpinfo()

I'm using:

AddHandler fcgid-script .php
FCGIWrapper '/usr/bin/php-cgi -c /path/to/php.ini' .php

Oddly running from the command line it does work.

[tim@localhost ~] $ /usr/bin/php-cgi -c /path/to/php.ini -i | grep Loaded\ Configuration\ File
<tr><td class="e">Loaded Configuration File </td><td class="v">/path/to/php.ini </td></tr>

Further details PHP 5.2.10 (cgi-fcgi) (built: Jul 20 2009 18:09:05)

1 Answer 1


So, it turns out it this was a file permissions issue.

My ini directory was owned root:apache and changing to root:root suddenly got the config picked up.

No errors were raised informing me of the bad permissions though

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