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Old December 16th, 2004, 02:19 PM
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I've been trying to figure this one out for a few days now.

I just moved all my web sites to a new server. I am running IIS4 on a Windows 2000 server. I have installed php 4.3.10. The database is MySQL.

The problem I am running into, is I am getting a CGI timeout whenever I try to go to a certain page (2 pages actually).

The database connection appears to work fine (since the html itself is actually in the mysql database) and the sessions are getting created in my \sessiondata folder.

This site has worked fine for about a year on the old server, and is still up and running fine right now. I have gone through every single tiny little setting I could think of in the Windows registry, IIS, and php.ini and they are all the same on both machines.

I have been googling on this for a day, and everything anyone has mentioned I have already looked at and tried. :(

The I_User has access (of course) to the proper folders.
The timeouts set in IIS and php.ini are set correctly (this should only take a quarter second anyway...it's a very tiny page).
Same version of IIS.
Same operating system version with the same patches/service packs.
Same version of PHP
Same version of MySQL
.php is in the configuration of IIS to go to D:\php\php.exe

All these settings are exactly the same as they are on the old server down to the environment variables minus the computer name of course.

All the other php pages on the (new) site work fine. The only difference is that the 2 pages that don't are processing a form submission.

It's driving me crazy since everything is exactly the same between the two servers, but these 2 pages on the new server just refuse to work. :(

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Great.... Everything is the same on the old and new.... We got that. But I think a bit more information is needed.

First of all what is the EXACT wording of the error message?
Second Why are you using the CGI? I know PHP has the capability of running through CGI (or something like that) but everything I read says that that is a BAD choice.

Finally a bit more information would be helpful. Perhaps a code snippit of where you think the problem might be.

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Is there a reason that you have PHP installed as a CGI?

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Found this on another forum if it helps.

Start the IIS management console (Start => Settings => Control Panel => Administrative Tools => Internet Services Manager).
In the tree on the left-hand side of the console you should see "Internet Information Services" at the very top, then below this the name of your computer. Right-click your computer name and select "Properties".
Under "Master Properties" is a listbox; ensure that "WWW Service" is showing, then click the "Edit" button.
Click on the "Home Directory" tab.
Click on the "Configuration" button in the Application Settings area.
Click on the "Process Options" tab.
In the CGI Configurations area there is a "CGI script timeout" value specified in seconds. The default value is 300 seconds (5 minutes).
Change this value to whatever you would like your timeout to be.
Work your way out by clicking the "Ok" button on each window until you get right back to the IIS management console.
Close the management console.
Restart IIS by opening a command prompt (Start => Programs => Accessories => Command Prompt) and type the command:

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