Solution for nginx “504 Gateway Time-out”

January 28, 2012 by
Filed under: server, troubleshooting 

When my website routes path /mybackup to pyramid application.”504 Gateway Time-out” occured. And I set  several fastcgi parameters in the nginx.conf a following:

 fastcgi_connect_timeout 300s;
 fastcgi_send_timeout 300s;
 fastcgi_read_timeout 300s;
 fastcgi_buffer_size 128k;
 fastcgi_buffers 8 128k;

But it doesn’t work. And then found that nginx was proxy_pass the path to pyramid(wsgi), so the fastcgi config does not help (it only works for fastcgi), the complete configuration is:

location /mybackup {
       send_timeout 180;
       proxy_read_timeout 120;
       proxy_connect_timeout 120;
       index  index.jsp index.html index.htm;
       proxy_set_header  X-Real-IP  $remote_addr;
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4 Comments on Solution for nginx “504 Gateway Time-out”

  1. Mohamed Tair on Sat, 4th Feb 2012 4:40 am
  2. I Have The Same problem 🙁

  3. Arif on Sun, 12th Aug 2012 6:11 pm
  4. Thanks, it works great from me

  5. P.V.Anthony on Thu, 11th Oct 2012 10:05 am
  6. Works great!

    Thank you for sharing.


  7. uelkfr on Mon, 30th Sep 2013 7:57 pm
  8. Thank you. I have changed in /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

    location /phpMyAdmin {

    # this is for waiting for reading from php5-fpm
    fastcgi_read_timeout 900s;

    and in /etc/php5/fpm/pool.d/mysite_com.conf

    ; this for long execution of synchronize script in phpMyAdmin
    php_value[max_execution_time] = 900