I'm trying to replace my PHP-FPM installation with a docker container. I can build a container and start the FPM service (

However, I get a Bad Gateway (502) error when I enter the connection in nginx. What could be the reason?


FROM alpine:latest

RUN apk --update --no-cache add \
        php7 \
        php7-bcmath \
        php7-dom \
        php7-ctype \
        php7-simplexml \
        php7-session \
        php7-soap \
        php7-tokenizer \
        php7-xml \
        php7-xmlreader \
        php7-xmlwriter \
        php7-zip \
    && rm -rf /var/cache/apk/*

#COPY php.ini /etc/php7/conf.d/50-setting.ini
COPY php-fpm.conf /etc/php7/php-fpm.conf


CMD ["php-fpm7", "-F"]


error_log = /dev/stderr

listen =
pm = dynamic
pm.max_children = 10
pm.start_servers = 3
pm.min_spare_servers = 2
pm.max_spare_servers = 4
pm.max_requests = 400

Building and running

docker build -t php-fpm .
docker run --user="$(id -u www-data)" --name=php-fpm --rm -it -p php-fpm:latest

[14-Nov-2018 13:35:23] NOTICE: fpm is running, pid 1
[14-Nov-2018 13:35:23] NOTICE: ready to handle connections

NGINX PHP Settings

include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params;
fastcgi_intercept_errors on;
fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
fastcgi_param  PATH_INFO        $fastcgi_path_info;
fastcgi_buffers 16 16k;
fastcgi_buffer_size 32k;

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