CentOS 7 server and Fedora 29 dev workstation, both with PHP 7.2, Apache 2.4, php-fpm, all updated. I have a web-based app I've been developing for some time, and recently the need to upload files of large size EG 1 GB or larger, has come up. So I wrote a /cgi-bin script that works, takes the input, and even runs the same application framework as the main application which normally works in php-fpm. (which also works in a shell script so it wasn't hard) So /path/to/ webroot/cgi-bin/upload.php works just fine running as a separate process as a cgi executable. Yay! But... php-fpm has its own "tmp" directory, something like /tmp/systemd- private-RANDOM-php-fpm.service-RANDOM/tmp that the cgi-bin has no access to. To be able to populate $_FILES in a way compatible with the rest of the framework, it appears that I need to be able to run the /cgi-bin in the same context as the php-fpm environment so files can be access across all the different parts of the web app. This includes related things like access to the $_SESSION data files, and so on. How do I even begin? Google searches are loaded with stuff like perl cgis having access to PHP data, PRE-SYSTEMD, and I find no apache directives (so far) that have been helpful. Any ideas?