Fix the PHP-FPM Server Reached Max_children Error

Occasionally, you may run into a max_children error with the PHP-FPM server: [10-Dec-2018 04:30:31] WARNING: [pool example1] server reached max_children setting (5), consider raising it This can be fixed by typically making a change to the php-fpm.conf file, but you should also check for the other possible causes of that error. As PHP-FPM is a Read More >

PHP-FPM Settings for Better Optimization

After enabling PHP-FPM (PHP-FastCGI Process Manager) on your VPS, you’ll need to know how to restart the PHP-FPM service and modify its settings. Below we cover how to adjust PHP-FPM settings according to traffic load per cPanel account. Login WHM as Root. From the menu, search and select MulitiPHPManager. Select Turn on to enable PHP-FPM Read More >

How to Restart PHP-FPM

In this article we’re covering how to restart the PHP-FPM (PHP-FastCGI Process Manager) service to clear the VPS cache. After enabling PHP-FPM in WHM, you may need to restart the service after a server-wide error resulting in websites showing 500 Internal Server Error or PHP version changes. There are two possible methods: WHM SSH WHM Read More >


This article provides an in-depth comparison of two PHP handlers. For an introduction to PHP handlers, refer to our article discussing what a PHP handler is and which PHP handlers are available. Long the PHP handler of choice, suPHP securely runs PHP websites like WordPress using the Apache web server. However, PHP-FPM is rapidly replacing Read More >

How to Enable PHP-FPM Using WHM

To achieve seamless integration, it’s crucial to have reliable PHP hosting services that support PHP-FPM. This ensures your website benefits from faster load times and is better able to handle spikes in traffic. PHP-FPM is an improved PHP handler that uses a pool of workers (per domain) to quickly process PHP scripts. Once the script Read More >

PHP-FPM: The Future of PHP Handling

InMotion Hosting’s WordPress Hosting platform uses PHP-FastCGI Process Manager (PHP-FPM) to provide the best performance for websites using the WordPress content management system (CMS). PHP-FPM is an advanced, highly-efficient processor for the PHP scripting language. WordPress websites configured to use PHP-FPM can handle higher amounts of website traffic while using fewer server resources than other Read More >