How to make nginx + php-fpm behave like apache on ".php/args" requests

Posted September 25, 2019 2.4k views

Consider the following example URI

When accessing this on Apache the apache send the request to the “test.php” file. However when accessing the same URI on nginx with php-fpm he gave an not found error, why does it behaves different and how can i make they have the same behavior ?

This is my .htacces redirect configuration:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteRule ^wp-admin$ wp-admin/ [R=301,L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !=/server-status
RewriteCond %{ENV:REDIRECT_STATUS} 200 [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^ - [L]
RewriteRule ^(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $1 [L]
RewriteRule ^(.*\.php)$ $1 [L]
RewriteRule . index.php [L]

And this is my nginx server configuration

server {
    listen   80;
    root /var/www/html;
    index index.php index.html;
    location ~ .php$ {
            try_files $request_uri $request_uri/ =404;
            fastcgi_index index.php;
            fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
            include fastcgi_params;

    location / {
        try_files $request_uri =404;

    error_page 404 /404.html;
    error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
    location = /50x.html {
            root /usr/share/nginx/www;

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Hi @allangodoys,

I’ll suggest making the requests like 


As I believe this is the proper way of handling such requests. If you want to keep the current convention, try to pass the $query_string variable in nginx:

try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php/$query_string;

Kind regards,