Internet Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, email@example.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
In web server error log, the PHP web app which is assigned to the handler fcgid-script for execution through FastCGI protocol provided by mod_fcgid, has the errors similar to the following logged:
[Wed Apr 08 02:20:25 2015] [warn] [client 184.108.40.206] mod_fcgid: read data timeout in 31 seconds, referer: https://techjourney.net/ [Wed Apr 08 02:20:25 2015] [error] [client 220.127.116.11] Premature end of script headers: app.php, referer: https://techjourney.net/
The error indicates that the PHP script had hit its maximum execution time limit, and was terminated before completing its operating gracefully. Increase the time given to PHP scripts to run in order to resolve the issue.
To increase time limit for PHP execution, modify the following option in php.ini PHP configuration file (if you’re using custom php.ini file for domain or website, change the custom php.ini instead of global php.ini):
max_execution_time sets the maximum time in seconds a script is allowed to run before it is terminated by the parser. The purpose of the setting to to prevent poorly written scripts from eating up system resources. The default duration a PHP script is allowed to run is 30 seconds, but many scripts may require more than 30 seconds. For example, to allow maximum execution time of 300 seconds, change the value to:
; Maximum execution time of each script, in seconds ; http://www.php.net/manual/en/info.configuration.php#ini.max-execution-time max_execution_time = 300
Restart the Apache HTTPD server when for the changes to take effect.
Other than PHP timeout limit, the web server can have other timeout configurations. If the PHP script execution is FCGId, then the other primary timeout limit a PHP script will hit is from FastCGI protocol, especially IPCCommTimeout, or its new name FcgidIOTimeout.
FcgidIOTimeout or IPCCommTimeout sets the maximum period of time the module will wait while trying to read from or write to a FastCGI application. To allow applications to take a longer time to respond, increase the value of the directive in Apapche configuration file, httpd.conf , or other included config files that contain the above directives, including within the virtual hosts configuration.
FcgidIOTimeoute = 300
IPCCommTimeout = 300