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WordPress Content Management

…ement 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 so are many of […]

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

…n Memory Considerations PHP FCGId will launch the number of sub-processes you specify in Virtualmin > Server Configuration > Website Options, so beware of the memory overhead if you specify a large number, because each will consume the amount of memory specified in  apc.shm_size. You may need to experiment with this value, depending on your […]

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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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APC Cache Considerations for Virtual Hosting Environments

…e 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 […]

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

…an automatically install during Virtualmin > Create Virtual Server.  Virtualmin automatically creates users, MySQL database, and installs WordPress in the public_html root, then gives a link to the WordPress Installer. You can even create a custom installer with a set of plugins and themes. To create a custom script installer with plugins and themes: Download […]

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Portable Wifi Hotspot Rental Site

Trawire.com offers portable 4G MiFi and 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 […]

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