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WordPress Content Management

…easingly powerful, with an active development community building amazing plugins and themes that add to the software’s core functionality. is powered by WordPress, and so are many of my client’s websites. WordPress can also be combined with an existing website to add news, weblink and weblog functions. WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with […]

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

…but you must configure Nginx to use them. You should add or edit the following URL path locations to nginx.conf for your virtual domain… either by direct edit, or via URL Path Locations in Virtualmin > Services > Configure Nginx Website (see attached image…). This config is for WP installed in /public_html/wordpress, so you will […]

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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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TEDx Event Website

…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 spikes in demand […]

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I’ve been building websites since the early days of the world wide web. I know where it came from, and where it’s going. I can handle any level of website from a single page to a fully secure online business system. My clients include small businesses, manufacturers, non-profit organizations and developers in the Americas, Europe, […]

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

Updated: please read instructions again and find link to new example file. WordPress (or any other script) can 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 […]

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APC Cache Considerations for Virtual Hosting Environments

…lients. I do not think APC is the correct cache for most shared web hosting servers, 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 […]

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