Nginx, php-fcgi, curl

phpHow to add Curl to php-fcgi with Nginx.

Writing this obvious information, is useful to me because of two reasons:

1) REPETITA JUVANT

2) My poor memory.

Step1 Downloading and installing your distro curl-php, search for it first, so you can possibly choose which one to install.

apt-cache search php curl
php5-curl - CURL module for php5

So you can install

apt-get install php5-curl

On Debian it’s easy. It will create a new file in /etc/php/cgi/conf.d/20-curl.ini which will contain all you need to get curl working with spawn-fcgi and nginx.

Since I’m new to Nginx, the most of the time i make a modification to php.ini i just restart nginx, which is not the right thing to do, instead, I should restart spawn-fcgi, which is the one who reads php.ini during the startup.

That’s all:
Just restart php and not nginx.

Ciao 

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Author: Giuseppe Urso

Giuseppe lives in Haarlem now with his shiny dog, Filippa In 1982 received his first home computer, a Commodore 64, followed by Datasette and a 1541 Floppy Disk Drive. In 1999 he installed his first Linux distro (LRH6). In 2006 he switched to Debian as favourite OS. Giuseppe Urso actively sustains the Free Software Fundation and his founder Richard Mattew Stallman, he speaks to people trying to convince them to join the fight now, and about how important is to use Free Software only. He has a job as Infra Specialist at Hippo Enterprise Java Cms an Open Source Enterprise class Content Management System, one of the coolest company ever, in Amsterdam. He's always ready to install Debian on other people computers for free.

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