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Increase Fast-CGI timeout for Plesk

Difficulty: Advanced


SSH Login to your Virtual Private Server (VPS)


For a Plesk 11.5 installation, the default timeout for FastCGI scripts is 45 seconds. This is too low for systems which run have update processes (eg WordPress or Joomla), or if you are running intensive scripting.


To increase the timeout on a CentOS based VPS, login to the system do the following:

  1. Edit the fgcid.conf:
    vim /etc/httpd/conf.d/fcgid.conf
  2. Set FcgidIOTimeout to 300 (seconds) or higher.
  3. Tell Apache to reload the config:
    service httpd reload
  4. The increased timeout will now be effective.

If you run into any problems, please feel free to contact the Conetix support team for assistance!

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