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  • bconradt


    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!

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  • MichaelH


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



    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




    I added a couple lines to my.ini because there weren’t any timeout variables set:

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



    Well I can give you zero help except to point you to:

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    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.



    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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