Unable to start PHP-FPM: No pool defined.

Refers to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk Onyx for Linux

Created:

2016-11-16 12:52:54 UTC

Modified:

2017-02-09 08:46:50 UTC

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Unable to start PHP-FPM: No pool defined.

Symptoms

Unable to start php-fpm:

# /etc/init.d/plesk-php55-fpm start
* Starting PHP FastCGI Process Manager php-fpm [fail]

Following error can be found in /var/log/plesk-php55-fpm/

[19-Oct-2015 09:11:46] ERROR: No pool defined. at least one pool section must be specified in config file
[19-Oct-2015 09:11:46] ERROR: failed to post process the configuration
[19-Oct-2015 09:11:46] ERROR: FPM initialization failed
[19-Oct-2015 09:11:46] ERROR: No pool defined. at least one pool section must be specified in config file
[19-Oct-2015 09:11:46] ERROR: failed to post process the configuration
[19-Oct-2015 09:11:46] ERROR: FPM initialization failed

Cause

This is a cosmetic error - there are no domains configured to use PHP-FPM, thus Plesk shows en error. Bug PPPM-3571 . It is fixed in Plesk Onyx.

Resolution

Upgrade to the latest Plesk version .

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2 Comments

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    Lυc Ρυςεατ

    I have the same error on Onyx (17.0.17). Unable to start using the command line, nore in the Plesk Services screen (the start button is dimmed with that tip : service not well configured) 

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    Vitaly Zhidkov

    @Lυc, this can happen if there is no websites assigned on this handler. Make sure that you have at least one domain configured to use php-fpm handler.

    If no domains will use php-fpm, service will be in stopped state by design.

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