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APC Cache Considerations for Virtual Hosting Environments

…s, 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 is a very good choice for this, as it allows individual accounts to be configured with individual php.ini and fcgiwrapper, or even d… 1, 0, 1, 0 and 233.5

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Punk Rock Music Community

Punktastic.com is a community powered site that covers punk music in Britain, but is poised to go worldwide. They cover punk and hardcore shows and festivals, and provide album reviews, video interviews and more. With a growing audience and user base, Punktastic needed a more reliable and robust web server, so they made the move to a dedicated CentOS 5 series web server with 3GB RAM. While this is a relatively low-end box, it has plenty of horse… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 155.67

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WordPress Content Management

If you don’t need the power of a full-blown Content Management System, and want a site that’s easier to manage, WordPress is a great choice. It’s just right for small businesses and non-profit or service organizations. WordPress grows increasingly powerful, with an active development community building amazing plugins and themes that add to the software’s core functionality. ChrisGilligan.com is powered by WordPress, and… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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Fail2Ban Regex for RedHat, Fedora, CentOS and Amazon Linux 2013

Fail2Ban is a very efficient daemon that scans log files for malicious activity, and offers several options to ban offending IPs and hostnames. Although it is highly configurable, it requires a depth of knowledge beyond that required for GUI-accessible firewalls such as ConfigServer Security & Firewall. Harden the Kernel Before do anything further, it is necessary to harden the server at the kernel level. Doing so will prevent the majority o… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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SSL and CloudFront CDN Support for WebFonts via .htaccess

I recently upgraded my WordPress theme to WooThemes Canvas 5.x, and I found that some of the icons were not rendering, but were showing a letter or integer instead. I dug into the code and found that these icons are now delivered via @font-face webfonts. Meanwhile, I’m working on a client’s e-commerce site with Google WebFonts and a custom webfont to display the Rupee symbol (Indian currency). Though the fonts were uploading properly… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

I have been working on a Varnish front-end for Apache, to be used with WordPress sites. I described the architecture in Load Balancing Virtualmin WordPress Hosting Server with Varnish on AWS. I now have a configuration that seems to work for all WordPress features, including logged-out commenting. This configuration also works well with W3 Total Cache. This configuration is for Varnish on a separate server, but should also work on a single serve… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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Joomla Content Management

If you’ve read anything at all about Content Management Systems (CMS), you’ll probably know that CMS are the most effective way to keep your site relevant to your audience. You also know at least three other things: Keeping your site relevant and up-to-date can be time consuming CMS can be complicated Portals can be expensive […]

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