This script is tested under both FreeBSD and Linux. You need to modify paths and server port numbers.

How do I use this script

Download script
# fetch http://bash.cyberciti.biz/dl/251.sh.zip
# unzip 251.sh.zip
# mv 251.sh /usr/local/etc/rc.d/fastcgi.php
# chmod +x /usr/local/etc/rc.d/fastcgi.php

Sample nginx config – nginx.conf

 
# pass the PHP scripts to FastCGI server listening on 127.0.0.1:9000
        location ~ \.php$ {
            fastcgi_pass   127.0.0.1:9000;
            fastcgi_index  index.php;
            fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME  /webroot/theos.in/http$fastcgi_script_name;
            include        fastcgi_params;
        }

Shell Script

#!/bin/sh
# Shell Script to start / stop PHP FastCGI using lighttpd - spawn-fcgi binary file.
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Copyright (c) 2006 nixCraft project <http://cyberciti.biz/fb/>
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
# Visit http://bash.cyberciti.biz/ for more information.
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
PROVIDES=php-cgi
LIGHTTPD_FCGI=/usr/local/bin/spawn-fcgi
SERVER_IP=127.0.0.1
SERVER_PORT=9000
SERVER_USER=www
SERVER_GROUP=www
PHP_CGI=/usr/local/bin/php-cgi
PGREP=/bin/pgrep
KILLALL=/usr/bin/killall
### No editing below ####
cmd=$1

pcgi_start(){
  	echo "Starting $PROVIDES..."
 	$LIGHTTPD_FCGI -a $SERVER_IP -p $SERVER_PORT -u $SERVER_USER -g $SERVER_GROUP -f $PHP_CGI
}

pcgi_stop(){
	echo "Killing $PROVIDES..."
	$KILLALL $PROVIDES
}

pcgi_restart(){
	pcgi_stop
	pcgi_start
}

pcgi_status(){
        $PGREP $PROVIDES > /dev/null
	[ $? -eq 0  ] && echo "$PROVIDES running" || echo "$PROVIDES NOT running" 

}

pcgi_help(){
  	echo "Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart|status}"
}

case ${cmd} in
[Ss][Tt][Aa][Rr][Tt]) pcgi_start;;
[Ss][Tt][Oo][Pp]) pcgi_stop;;
[Rr][Ee][Ss][Tt][Aa][Rr][Tt]) pcgi_restart;;
[Ss][Tt][Aa][Tt][Uu][Ss]) pcgi_status 0;;
*)      pcgi_help ;;
esac

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