Article ID: 120724, created on Mar 25, 2014, last review on Aug 24, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.0 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux


  1. FastCGI module is not listed in the drop down menu in the hosting settings of the Plesk Panel.


  2. Unable to create subscription, an attempt fails with:

    Unable to determine preferred php handler


Missing or corrupted psa-mod_fcgid package.


Install mod_fcgi through Tools and Settings > Updates and Upgrades or use the following solution:

  1. In case FastCGI module was installed from the 3rd party repositories

    # rpm -qa | grep mod_fcgid

    1.1. Remove it:

    # rpm -e  mod_fcgid --nodeps --justdb --noscript

    1.2. Run autoinstaller, select Plesk hosting features and choose Apache mod_fcgid module to be installed

    # /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/autoinstaller
  2. In case psa FastCGI module is installed, verify the package:

    # rpm -V psa-mod_fcgid
    missing     /usr/lib/httpd/modules/

    If rpm verification failed and the errors are reported (missing file or ther failure reasons) reinstall psa-mod_fcgid.

    2.1. Download psa-mod_fcgid package corresponding to the server OS version and architecture from the (psa-mod_fcgid is available in /opt/hosting/fcgid/ catalog)

        # cat /etc/issue ; arch
        CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
        Kernel \r on an \m
    # wget

    2.2. Reinstall psa-mod_fcgid:

        # rpm -Uvh --force psa-mod_fcgid-2.3.9-14012811.i386.rpm

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multiple php versions

Premature end of script headers: index.php

FastCGI module is not listed in hosting settings

FastCGI hosting settings

Missing or corrupted psa-mod_fcgid package

FastCGI module is not listed in the drop down menu in the hosting settings


Unable to determine preferred php handler

Unable to create subscription

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