Article ID: 128129, created on Jan 21, 2016, last review on Apr 13, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux


Websites are slow and the following warning is shown in /var/www/vhosts/

     mod_fcgid: ap_pass_brigade failed in handle_request_ipc function, referer:


Low FcgidMaxRequestsPerProcess value in mod_fcgid configuration file:

    # grep -r FcgidMaxRequestsPerProcess /etc/httpd/*
    /etc/httpd/conf.d/fcgid.conf:  FcgidMaxRequestsPerProcess 0


  1. Set FcgidMaxRequestsPerProcess parameter to 500 in /etc/httpd/conf.d/fcgid.conf (server-wide setting), or in Subscriptions > > Apache&Nginx Settings > Additional Apache directives (domain-wide setting):

    <IfModule mod_fcgid.c>
            FcgidMaxRequestsPerProcess 500
  2. Reload Apache configuration:

    # service httpd reload

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