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Fixing mod_fcgid: read data timeout

Running a script longer then 45 seconds causes a mod_fcgid: read data timeout in 45 seconds, this may be plesk specific.

Looking up the error its very common, the usual solution recommended is to editing /etc/httpd/conf.d/fcgid.conf

Specifically, change

FcgidIOTimeout 45

To

FcgidIOTimeout 3600

3600 seconds = 1 hour.

Then restart the server. If you don't have root access to the server you'll need to ask your host to do it or another way is to increase the memory limit with php at the top of the file add:

ini_set('memory_limit', '256M');

This solves the problem without needing to edit the fcgid.conf file.

David Carr

David Carr

For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.

In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.

Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.