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Chris Gilligan Web Developer, Information Architect, Web Server Administrator, Media Producer web • video • print 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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Fail2Ban Regex for RedHat, Fedora, CentOS and Amazon Linux 2013

…of replicated database servers to only allow traffic from within the virtual cloud. Likewise, one could create a cloud group with public facing, load-balanced Varnish reverse proxies that interact with an Apache or NginX app server, and that app server connects to the database cohort. The only publicly-accessible servers would be the web proxies. This […]

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Punk Rock Music Community

…er with 3GB RAM. While this is a relatively low-end box, it has plenty of horsepower for a single WordPress site and phpBB3 forum. web site For this GIG, I soloed on… transferring the site from a WAMP development server to the live LAMP server configuring an active firewall to block the baddies installing […]

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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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Farm to Table Restaurant Website

…ed a few WordPress plugins. Constant Contact API for automated newsletter signup Simple Facebook Connect for Facebook Fan Page interconnectedness Google Analyticator and Google XML Sitemaps for search engine optimization and traffic reporting WordPress SEO for simple and effective search engine optimization W3 Total Cache to speed up site access on a low-end GoDaddy hosting […]

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Content Management – Search Engine Optimization – Servers – Hosting – Chris Gilligan

Web and search engine optimization (SEO) services WordPress development high performance hosting site and server performance tuning Decades of experience developing and hosting websites, from small local sites with only a few html pages, to high-traffic sites with thousands of users and pages.  I’ve been building websites since the early days of the world wide […]

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Portable Wifi Hotspot Rental Site

…nd iPad rentals for visitors traveling to Iceland. Trawire’s CIO approached me for assistance after his systems administrator bailed and left him with a poorly maintained, self-hosted MacMini server running unoptimized WordPress installs. Trawire website I migrated the site to Amazon Web Services, where it now can handle traffic spikes and can be scaled and […]

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TEDx Event Website

…iginally developed for TEDxToronto. I made a few tweaks and improvements to better fit our event, and worked with April Cox from UT Chattanooga to dial in the design and architecture. Developed on an Amazon EC2+Ubuntu+Webmin server running a Nginx+MySQL+PHP-FPM stack, the site should handle plenty of traffic, and can be scaled up to meet […]

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