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

Virtualmin now includes support for Nginx web server. I deploy many WordPress sites with W3 Total Cache and APC Alternative PHP Cache, so I was very interested to see how Nginx performance compares to Apache for WordPress, and whether APC and W3TC would play nice with Nginx. I prefer to install WordPress in public_html/wordpress for […]

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

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 serving static HTML files. This presents challenges in security as well as performance tuning. It is impossible to predict whether a certain configuration will work properly […]

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WordPress Content Management

…velopment 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 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 a focus on aesthetics, web standards, […]

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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 […]

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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):

Apache nohome regex (error_log):

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

…add some themes and plugins folders in /wp-content/ zip as copy-of-latest.zip Create a copy of /usr/libexec/webmin/virtual-server/scripts/wordpress.pl name the copy custompress.pl — this is important because the script requires proper id download example script (with all of the below already completed) edit custompress.pl to give a new name: script_wordpress_desc “Custom WordPress” replace ALL instances of script_wordpre… 1, […]

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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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