I have the following problem with mod_fcgid on apache with php.

Everything runs without any errors but all my requests are processed by one php interpreter, even when I set PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN>1 and there are multiple php interpreters. FcgidMinProccessPerClass also does nothing.

I discovered this using a sleep call into a test script.

Here is my config:


exec /usr/bin/php


export PHPRC="/home/usercp/public_html/php.ini"
exec /usr/local/cpanel/cgi-sys/php5


# Fastcgi configuration for PHP5
LoadModule fcgid_module modules/mod_fcgid.so
FcgidMaxRequestsPerProcess 500
FcgidMinProcessesPerClass 1
FcgidMaxProcessesPerClass 10

FCGIWrapper /usr/local/cpanel/cgi-sys/php5 .php5
FCGIWrapper /usr/local/cpanel/cgi-sys/php5 .php4
FCGIWrapper /usr/local/cpanel/cgi-sys/php5 .php
FCGIWrapper /usr/local/cpanel/cgi-sys/php5 .php3
FCGIWrapper /usr/local/cpanel/cgi-sys/php5 .php2
FCGIWrapper /usr/local/cpanel/cgi-sys/php5 .phtml


<Location />
AddHandler fcgid-script .php
Options +ExecCGI
FcgidWrapper /home/usercp/public_html/cgi-bin/php.fcgi .php

# Customize the next two directives for your requirements.
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
  • How do you know all the requests are processed by one PHP interpreter?
    – quanta
    Aug 21, 2012 at 10:49
  • i request a test.php with a sleep(10) two times and then a phpinfo page , the first last 10 sec , the second 20 and the third 21
    – maazza
    Aug 21, 2012 at 10:53

1 Answer 1


OK , config was OK , it was just firefox that queued the requests :D no problem using wget and safari

switched to mod_fastcgi Apache mod_fastcgi

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