Unable to create a domain or subdomain: Unable to update the config file for 'fpm' service due to syntax errors




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    Marcos Paulino Chahin

    Doesnt work:


    [root@m3 ~]# service start php-fpm
    start: unrecognized service
    [root@m3 ~]# systemctl start php-fpm
    -bash: systemctl: command not found
    [root@m3 ~]# systemctl start php-fpm.service
    -bash: systemctl: command not found

    OS CentOS 6.9 (Final)
    Product Plesk Onyx 
    Version 17.5.3 Update #43, last updated on Mar 30, 2018 12:56 PM
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    Ivan Postnikov



    Which PHP version was used for domain?

    For domains that used PHP handlers provided by Plesk delete config file not from /etc/php-fpm.d/, but from /opt/plesk/php/X.Y/etc/php-fpm.d/, where X.Y is a PHP version.

    For CentOS 6 use the command to start PHP service:

    service plesk-phpXY-fpm start

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    Chris Bloor (Edited )


    Error: phpinimng failed: phpinimng: execve failed for /usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/phpinimng: No such file or directory System error 2: No such file or directory
    is my error
    the below does not work
    service plesk-phpXY-fpm start 
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    Ivan Postnikov

    Hello @Chris,

    Does this error occur on domain/subdomain creation?

    Additional troubleshooting is required to find a solution.

    I suggest the following steps:

    1. Enable debug: https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/213408889-How-to-enable-disable-Plesk-debug-mode-

    2. Reproduce the issue.

    3. Check messages nearby the error message in panel log (/var/log/plesk/panel.log).

    4. Search for a solution in our knowledge base.

    In case this would not help, submit a request to Plesk support.

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    Chris Bloor

    Hi, this is solved i installed python 3 and made it default, i contacted my hosting company and they created a

     sym link for me that fixed the issue


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    Ivan Postnikov

    @Chris, thank you for sharing the information.

    It may be helpful for other Pleskians.

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