How to Install FastCGI on CentOS


I hope these info are important. Following are already installed. OS: CentOS 7.0 x64 Apache 2.4 MySQL 5.5 PHP 5.4.36

I want to install FastCGI on this. I googled and found several tutorials. But the commands used in them are different from each other and Im confused. If someone can give me a step by step on how to install latest FastCGI on a server that already have above things, I would really appreciate it.


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Hi @admin1009248,

Let’s say you didn’t have FastCGI installed.

We’ll install it as an Apache module.

yum install php php-cli mod_fcgid

As soon as you have it installed for your PHP version, you’ll need to disable the default PHP Handler. Edit PHP configuration file for Apache - /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf in your favorite text editor and comment the following lines in it

<FileMatch \.php$>
    SetHandler application/x-httpd-php

Save the file and restart apache as

service httpd restart

Now you’ll need to setup your FastCGI.Nagigate to /var/www/cgi-bin directory, If it doesn’t exist, create the directory. Then create a php.fastcgi file and add the following content to this file. Also make sure the php.ini file and php-cgi exist on your system:

vim /var/www/cgi-bin/php.fastcgi

The content of the file should be something like


export PHPRC
exec /usr/bin/php-cgi

Now you’ll need to actually have the proper ownership and you can execute the them like so

chown apache:apache /var/www/cgi-bin/php.fastcgi
chmod +x /var/www/cgi-bin/php.fastcgi

Now you have FCGI installed and you can actually use it to setup your Vhost files.

Regards, KDSys

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