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Configures upstart job for php5-cgi


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Version information

  • 0.0.5 (latest)
  • 0.0.4
  • 0.0.3
  • 0.0.2
  • 0.0.1 (deleted)
released Apr 12th 2013

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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'MiMediaINC-php_fastcgi', '0.0.5'
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bolt module add MiMediaINC-php_fastcgi
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install MiMediaINC-php_fastcgi --version 0.0.5

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MiMediaINC/php_fastcgi — version 0.0.5 Apr 12th 2013

php_fastcgi puppet Module

When deploying web servers such as nginx which do not have the ability to spawn their own fastcgi sessions, it is useful to run php5-cgi as a service. On distributions such as ubuntu which ship with the upstart utility, we have found that using an upstart script in lieu of an init script that we are provided with a more simplistic solution which affords us further flexibility than an init script.

This module will allow an administrator to easily configure the options she wants to run php5-cgi with and create the upstart job with minimal effort and wasted time.


This module has only been tested in Ubuntu 12.04.

This module requires upstart in order to properly function.

Basic usage

To install and run php5-cgi as an upstart job with sensible defaults.

include php_fastcgi

It is also possible to call php_fastcgi as a paramterized class in order to modify default settings.

class {'php_fastcgi': 
  user  => 'www-data',
  group => 'www-data',


All options below can be set as parameters when calling the php_fastcgi class. Their default values are shown next to the option.

User php5-cgi will run as:

user          = 'www-data' 

Group php5-cgi will run as:

group         = 'www-data'

Address php5-cgi will listen on:

address       = ''

Port php5-cgi will listen on:

port          = '9000'

Number of children instances php5-cgi will spawn:

children      = '1'

Max requests which php5-cgi will accept:

max_requests  = '1000'

Whether or not php-fcgi should start by default:

start         = true

Upstart events which trigger the php-fcgi job:

start_on      = 'filesystem and static-network-up'

If php5-cgi dies, respawn:

respawn       = true

Limit respawning to 10 times in 5 secons:

respawn_limit = '10 5'

Command line options for the php5-cgi command:

options       = '-q -b'



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