Lemma 34.8.13. Let $S$ be a scheme. Let $\mathit{Sch}_{ph}$ be a big ph site containing $S$. The underlying categories of the sites $\mathit{Sch}_{ph}$, $(\mathit{Sch}/S)_{ph}$, and $(\textit{Aff}/S)_{ph}$ have fibre products. In each case the obvious functor into the category $\mathit{Sch}$ of all schemes commutes with taking fibre products. The category $(\mathit{Sch}/S)_{ph}$ has a final object, namely $S/S$.

**Proof.**
For $\mathit{Sch}_{ph}$ it is true by construction, see Sets, Lemma 3.9.9. Suppose we have $U \to S$, $V \to U$, $W \to U$ morphisms of schemes with $U, V, W \in \mathop{\mathrm{Ob}}\nolimits (\mathit{Sch}_{ph})$. The fibre product $V \times _ U W$ in $\mathit{Sch}_{ph}$ is a fibre product in $\mathit{Sch}$ and is the fibre product of $V/S$ with $W/S$ over $U/S$ in the category of all schemes over $S$, and hence also a fibre product in $(\mathit{Sch}/S)_{ph}$. This proves the result for $(\mathit{Sch}/S)_{ph}$. If $U, V, W$ are affine, so is $V \times _ U W$ and hence the result for $(\textit{Aff}/S)_{ph}$.
$\square$

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