Category Archives: http

nginx+observium configuration

Update to index.php in observium to work with nginx.

Change from:


Change to:


nginx site configuration:

server {
listen 80;

access_log /var/log/nginx/;
error_log /var/log/nginx/;

root /www/observium/html;
index index.php;

error_page 500 502 503 504 /50x.html;
location = /50x.html {
root /usr/share/nginx/www;

location / {
try_files $uri $uri/ @observium;

location @observium {
rewrite ^(.+)$ /index.php/$1/ last;


# General php settings
include php.conf;

# We need to exclude robots.txt specifically
include drop.conf;

php.conf contents:

location ~ \.php {
fastcgi_param QUERY_STRING $query_string;
fastcgi_param REQUEST_METHOD $request_method;
fastcgi_param CONTENT_TYPE $content_type;
fastcgi_param CONTENT_LENGTH $content_length;

fastcgi_param SCRIPT_NAME $fastcgi_script_name;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
fastcgi_param REQUEST_URI $request_uri;
fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_URI $document_uri;
fastcgi_param DOCUMENT_ROOT $document_root;
fastcgi_param SERVER_PROTOCOL $server_protocol;

fastcgi_param GATEWAY_INTERFACE CGI/1.1;
fastcgi_param SERVER_SOFTWARE nginx;

fastcgi_param REMOTE_ADDR $remote_addr;
fastcgi_param REMOTE_PORT $remote_port;
fastcgi_param SERVER_ADDR $server_addr;
fastcgi_param SERVER_PORT $server_port;
fastcgi_param SERVER_NAME $server_name;

fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm/php5-fpm.sock;

I am connecting to a php5-fpm socket to avoid TCP overhead.

drop.conf contents:

# Drop from logging and accidental access

location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }
location ~ /\. { access_log off; log_not_found off; deny all; }
location ~ ~$ { access_log off; log_not_found off; deny all; }

Delayed Site Loads

Recently all the sites hosted on the WordPress platform were experiencing delayed loads.

I was able to trace this back to the plugin Wordbooker, specifically version 1.8.17.
All sites have been upgraded to version 1.8.18 which seems to alleviate the issue.