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       php-fpm - PHP FastCGI Process Manager 'PHP-FPM'


       php-fpm [options]


       PHP  is  a  widely-used  general-purpose  scripting  language  that  is
       especially suited for Web development and can be  embedded  into  HTML.
       This  is  a variant of PHP that will run in the background as a daemon,
       listening for CGI requests. Output is logged to /var/log/php-fpm.log.

       Most options are set in the configuration file. The configuration  file
       is  /etc/php-fpm.conf. By default, php-fpm will respond to CGI requests
       listening on localhost http port 9000. Therefore php-fpm  expects  your
       webserver to forward all requests for '.php' files to port 9000 and you
       should edit your webserver configuration file appropriately.


       -C             Do not chdir to the script's directory

       --php-ini path|file
       -c path|file   Look for php.ini file in the directory path or  use  the
                      specified file

       -n             No php.ini file will be used

       --define foo[=bar]
       -d foo[=bar]   Define INI entry foo with value bar

       -e             Generate extended information for debugger/profiler

       -h             This help

       -i             PHP information and configuration

       -m             Show compiled in modules

       -v             Version number

       --fpm-config file
       --y            Specify  alternative  path  to  FastCGI  process manager
                      configuration file (the default is /etc/php-fpm.conf)

       --zend-extension file
       -z file        Load Zend extension file


       php-fpm.conf   The configuration file for the php-fpm daemon.

       php.ini        The standard php configuration file.


       Once started, php-fpm then responds to several POSIX signals:

              SIGINT,SIGTERM      immediate termination
              SIGQUIT             graceful stop
              SIGUSR1             re-open log file
              SIGUSR2             graceful reload of all workers +  reload  of
              fpm conf/binary


       The PHP-FPM website:

       For a more or less complete description of PHP look here:

       A nice introduction to PHP by Stig Bakken can be found here:


       You can view the list of known bugs or report any new bug you found at:


       PHP-FPM  SAPI  was  written by Andrei Nigmatulin. The mailing-lists are
       highload-php-en (English) and highload-php-ru (Russian).

       The PHP Group: Thies C. Arntzen,  Stig  Bakken,  Andi  Gutmans,  Rasmus
       Lerdorf,  Sam Ruby, Sascha Schumann, Zeev Suraski, Jim Winstead, Andrei

       A List of active developers can be found here:

       And last but not least PHP was developed with the help of a huge amount
       of contributors all around the world.


       This manpage describes php, version 5.3.3-1ubuntu6, fpm, version 0.6.5.


       Copyright (C) 1997-2009 The PHP Group
       Copyright (c) 2007-2009, Andrei Nigmatulin

       This source file is subject to version 3.01 of the PHP license, that is
       bundled with this package in the file LICENSE, and is available through
       the world-wide-web at the following url:

       If you did not receive a copy of the PHP  license  and  are  unable  to
       obtain   it   through   the  world-wide-web,  please  send  a  note  to so we can mail you a copy immediately.