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Centos + Nginx sometimes time out requests

  • Posted June 7, 2014

Hello,

I’ve Nginx running on a droplet working succefully with SSL.

But sometimes, when I load the website it never finishes and shows a request time out… but sometimes it works like a charm!

Here’s my Nginx server configuration:

server { listen 80; server_name MYDOMAIN.com; rewrite ^ https://$server_name$request_uri? permanent; }

server{ listen 443 ssl; server_name MYDOMAIN;

ssl_certificate     /etc/nginx/ssl/ssl.crt;
ssl_certificate_key /etc/nginx/ssl/server.com.key.nopass;

#ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:1m;
#ssl_session_timeout 5m;

#ssl_ciphers HIGH:!aNULL:!MD5;
#ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;

#charset koi8-r;
#access_log  /var/log/nginx/log/host.access.log  main;

location / {
    root   /usr/share/nginx/html;
    index  index.php index.html index.htm;
}

error_page  404              /404.html;

# redirect server error pages to the static page /50x.html
#
error_page   500 502 503 504  /50x.html;
location = /50x.html {
    root   /usr/share/nginx/html;
}

 # proxy the PHP scripts to Apache listening on 127.0.0.1:80
#
#location ~ \.php$ {
#    proxy_pass   http://127.0.0.1;
#}

# pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on 127.0.0.1:9000
#
location ~ \.php$ {
    root           html;
    fastcgi_pass   127.0.0.1:9000;
    fastcgi_index  index.php;
    fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  /usr/share/nginx/html$fastcgi_script_name;
    include        fastcgi_params;
}

# deny access to .htaccess files, if Apache's document root
# concurs with nginx's one
#
#location ~ /\.ht {
#    deny  all;
#}

}

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Are you seeing anything in your Nginx error logs? Most likely, you just want to increase the max timeout. Inside the “location ~ .php$” block add: <br> <br><pre> <br>fastcgi_read_timeout 600; <br></pre>