How to install PHP FastCGI

Applies to:
Reseller Hosting

Difficulty:
Easy

Time Needed:
5 minutes

Introduction

This is a quick step-by-step walkthrough for enabling PHP FastCGI on a Reseller Hosting account, via the Plesk 12.5 control panel.

PHP FastCGI allows PHP to run under your account and without safe mode restrictions. Please note that the long term use of older PHP versions is not advised. Older versions of PHP are inherently less secure and put increased drain on your site's resources. Running PHP FastCGI long term puts your site at increased risk of attack and lowers performance.

Please note: This KB article is for Reseller Hosting accounts purchased after December 2014.




Enabling PHP FastCGI


Step 1

Login to your account

Firstly you'll need to login into your Plesk 12.5 control panel, which will be at a URL similar to https://your_server_number.xenserve.com:8443/

Login to your account

Step 2

Choose 'Domains'

Once you have logged in, click on the 'Domains' option, in the left hand menu.

Choose 'Domains'

Step 3

Choose Your Site

This will bring up a list of websites you have on your Reseller Hosting account.

Locate the domain name you wish to access, then simply click on it.

Choose Your Site

Step 4

Choose 'Hosting Settings'

On the domain overview page, locate the link that reads 'Hosting Settings', and click on it.

Choose 'Hosting Settings'

Step 5

Select 'FastCGI Application'

Locate the checkbox labelled 'PHP Support' and choose 'FastCGI application' from the drop down menu.

To finish setting up PHP FastCGI, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the button labelled 'OK' to save your changes.

Select 'FastCGI Application'

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