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Tuning Apache and MySQL for Best Performance in a Shared Virtual Hosting Environment

…e appropriate beginning value for [mysqld] max_connections. Begin with max_connections set slightly higher than Apache’s maxclients. If you are running database caching via APC, you may lower max_connections, because APC will serve the busiest queries directly from cache. Take Time to Get a Realistic Assessment of MySQL Performance If you have a PHP opcode and […]

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How to Configure APC Cache on Virtual Servers with PHP running under FCGId

…quite helpful to optimize system resources and prevent traffic surges on one site from affecting overall server performance. Joomla and PHPbb have code that is pre-optimized with hooks for APC, but WordPress requires a plugin called W3 Total Cache. First Things First Please read my posts about APC on commodity virtual hosting servers and Apache […]

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WordPress with W3 Total Cache on Nginx with APC (Virtualmin)

…/nginx.conf; […] However, remember you will need to restart NginX web server after making changes to the W3TC configuration, because these will over-write the local nginx.conf file. Conclusion Sorry, no benchmarks. See my example/test site here. Nginx support on Virtualmin is working well, though I don’t see much improvement over Apache in terms of initial […]

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Install phpMyAdmin with SSL on CentOS, Amazon Linux, RedHat (Apache or NginX)

…t version of phpMyAdmin. This post will teach you how to install phpMyAdmin on CentOS, Amazon Linux, or Redhat. Configuration instructions are provided for Apache and NginX web servers. For this to work properly and safely, you should be running SSL on your host. Otherwise, change the ForceSSL line in the config file provided below… […]

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Apache and MySql Performance Tuning for High Traffic WordPress Website on Cpanel

…of resources a single legitimate IP address can monopolize, in addition to blacklisting attackers. This is the first step to proper web server performance in today’s Internet climate. Popular sites that do not have a solid security and load balancing strategy are subject to crippling traffic from the Internet’s millions of malicious and compromised servers […]

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…NISH_ADMIN_LISTEN_PORT} \ -t ${VARNISH_TTL} \ -w ${VARNISH_MIN_THREADS},${VARNISH_MAX_THREADS},${VARNISH_THREAD_TIMEOUT} \ -u varnish -g varnish \ -S ${VARNISH_SECRET_FILE} \ -s ${VARNISH_STORAGE}” # Varnish VCL (/etc/varnish/wordpress-varnish3.vcl) backend origin { .host = “10.11.12.13”; .port = “80”; .connect_timeout = 60s; .first_byte_timeout = 60s; .between_bytes_timeout = 60s; } # sub vcl_recv { # only using one backend set req.backend = ori… 8, […]

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Decades of experience hosting websites, from small local sites with only a few html pages, to high-traffic sites with thousands of users and pages.  Website hosting, evolved Web hosting has changed dramatically in the last few years. The majority of accounts are now running PHP scripts and MySQL, whereas in the past most accounts were only […]

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WordPress Fail2Ban RegEx for RedHat, CentOS, Amazon Linux

VacantServer WordPress sites are getting hammered with bad logins and probes. We’ve implemented a plugin to log failed login attempts to syslog, and a Fail2Ban filter for the same. If you run these on RedHat, you’ll need some additional configuration info… here it is: WordPress login failure regex (error_log): ^%(__prefix_line)sAuthentication failure for .* from <HOST>$ […]

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Chris Gilligan Web Developer, Information Architect, Web Server Administrator, Media Producer web • video • print chris@chrisgilligan.net chrisgilligan.com I design and produce information and communication media for university, corporate, small business, manufacturing and non-profit clients: web sites Information architecture and design for open source content management systems Front-end UI design, HTML, PHP, LESS Linux Apache […]

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APC Cache Considerations for Virtual Hosting Environments

…, given the number of virtual hosts. You will probably have better results if you remove APC and concentrate on Apache performance tuning and MySQL cache. If your clients are adamant in their requests to use APC cache, you may wish to move them to a different server which can properly handle their needs. Virtualmin […]

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