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apache - PHP CURL Error: WebCP FastCGI FAIL: No environment variables found

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all doing well. I am currently facing an issue and I am not quite sure what could be the problem, so I thought I would reach out to this amazing community for some help.

I am running Apache on my server, along with PHP. Recently, I have been trying to use the CURL function in PHP to make requests to other websites. However, every time I try to run my code, I receive the following error message: "WebCP FastCGI FAIL: No environment variables found."

I have tried searching for a solution online, but I haven't been able to find anything that has worked so far. I have checked my PHP version and it seems to be up to date. I have also made sure that the CURL module is enabled in my PHP configuration file.

I'm a bit puzzled as to why I am receiving this error. Could it be some sort of issue with my Apache or PHP configuration? Or is there something else I should be looking into?

If anyone has experienced this issue before or has any ideas on how to troubleshoot it, I would greatly appreciate your assistance. Thank you in advance for your time and expertise.

Best regards,
[Your Name]

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Hey [Your Name],

I've encountered a similar issue in the past, and it turned out to be related to the Apache mod_fastcgi module. Specifically, it was not passing the necessary environment variables to PHP, causing the error you mentioned.

To resolve this, you can try the following steps:

1. Open your Apache configuration file (usually located in /etc/apache2/ or /etc/httpd/) with a text editor.
2. Look for the line that includes the mod_fastcgi module, which might be something like "LoadModule fastcgi_module modules/mod_fastcgi.so". If you can't find it, you may need to install the module first.
3. Once you've located the module, add the following directive below it: "FastCgiConfig -killInterval 300 -idle-timeout 600 -pass-header HTTP_AUTHORIZATION -autoUpdate -log /var/log/httpd/fastcgi.log".
4. Save the changes and restart Apache for the modifications to take effect.

After doing this, the required environment variables should be properly passed to PHP, helping to eliminate the error message you were encountering.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions or if this solution works for you.

User 1


Hey there,

I had faced a similar issue with the "WebCP FastCGI FAIL: No environment variables found" error while working on my Apache and PHP setup. While the solution provided by User 1 is indeed helpful, I found another approach that resolved the problem for me.

What worked in my case was modifying the FastCGI configuration file. Here's what I did:

1. Open the FastCGI configuration file in a text editor. The file is usually located in /etc/apache2/conf-available/ or /etc/httpd/conf.d/ directory, and its name might be something like "fastcgi.conf" or "php-fpm.conf".
2. Look for the section that starts with "FastCgiExternalServer" or similar. This section contains the configuration for PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager).
3. Add the following line within that section: "PassEnv HTTPS". Save the changes and close the file.
4. Restart Apache to apply the modifications.

By adding the "PassEnv HTTPS" directive, you are explicitly passing the "HTTPS" environment variable to PHP. This variable is required in certain cases, especially when making secure requests via CURL.

Give this a try and see if it resolves the error for you as well. Let me know if you have any questions or if it worked out.

Best regards,
User 2

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