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I'm trying to establish a blog with NGINX and PHP-FPM.

I wonder if my version of PHP should work with WordPress

/usr/bin/php-cgi -v
PHP Warning:  PHP Startup: magickwand: Unable to initialize module
PHP 5.2.17 (cgi-fcgi) (built: Sep 17 2012 00:15:25)
Copyright (c) 1997-2009 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies
    with eAccelerator v0.9.6.1, Copyright (c) 2004-2010 eAccelerator, by eAccelerator`
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  • Have WP blog turned on. So it works with my actual version of PHP-fpm reported 0.6 by phpinfo – Yurij73 Jan 8 '13 at 14:34
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According to the official system requirements, PHP version 5.2.4 or greater should work. However, some plugins and / or themes may require PHP version 5.3, though. BTW, PHP 5.2 has reached its End of Life a couple of year back (in 2011).

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  • to be more clear on question: i have php 5.24 and it works perfectly with WP 3.5 but i changed for nginx and added a PHP-fpm.rpm to maintain server request. Then my question is about this mentioned PHP-fpm. – Yurij73 Jan 8 '13 at 9:28
  • Php-fpm is process manager available as part of php. So, when it comes to versions, PHP = php-fpm. – Pothi Kalimuthu Jan 8 '13 at 13:41
  • No, as phpinfo(); in section cgi-fcgi tell me that i have php-fpm active and php-fpm version 0.6. If i look at the top of phpinfo page there is info about php version that is 5.2.... – Yurij73 Jan 8 '13 at 14:25
  • In fact i just started the WP3.5 on my nginx+fpm by fixin rightway rewriterules for site.conf. so the question still for amazing part – Yurij73 Jan 8 '13 at 14:27
  • According to the official php-fpm page, php-fpm 0.6.x is the latest version. So, that should work just fine with WP. – Pothi Kalimuthu Jan 8 '13 at 15:02

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