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Excess instances of PHP (7 posts)

  1. bconradt
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I run a number of different WordPress installations on my server.

    Recently the server has started crashing and I noticed that in the task manager, there are a whole lot of instances of php.exe running. 200+ instances before it crashes..

    Are there any bugs in WordPress that would cause it to not close a php process?

    Does anybody know how I can track down the problem?

    Thanks in advanced!
    -Brian

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Please list your OS and webserver and their versions as well as your php and mysql versions.

  3. bconradt
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard SP3
    IIS V6.0

    PHP 4.4.4 and MySql 4.0.20a

    WordPress versions 2.5 and 2.6.1

    Thanks!

  4. bconradt
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I added a couple lines to my.ini because there weren't any timeout variables set:
    interactive_timeout=300
    wait_timeout=300

    I don't think this is actually killing the excess php.exe instances though, thoughts?

  5. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well I can give you zero help except to point you to:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=multiple+instances+of+php+crashing+server

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I would highly, highly recommend upgrading to PHP 5 and MySQL5, if you control this box.

    Other than that, I can't think of any specific reason for PHP to not close that could be due to WP.

  7. bconradt
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for your help guys.

    I'm not sure exactly what the problem was but I installed Troxo IISGuard and was able to track down the offending site and disable it.

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