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How to Configure APC Cache on Virtual Servers with PHP running under FCGId

…defaults(‘USE_AUTHENTICATION’,0); You can monitor errors with these commands: tail -f -n 50 /var/log/httpd/error_log tail -f -n 50 /home/ In the logs, you should see messages like the following: mod_fcgid: process /home/username/public_html/scriptname.php(21272) exit(lifetime expired), terminated by calling exit(), return code: 0 … exit(server exited) … … exit(idle timeout) … if the cache is working well. If… […]

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

…malicious exploits, especially if you are also running email servers on the same IP addresses. If your host does not support ConfigServer (e.g. Amazon AWS and some VPS may not play well with CSF), you may use Fail2Ban. Tune Apache the Sane Way (Requires Basic Math Skills) If you wish to tune your Apache MPM […]

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Apache and MySql Performance Tuning for High Traffic WordPress Website on Cpanel

…HP and MySQL to better utilize the server’s horsepower. Cpanel’s efault Apache and MySQL configurations were limiting the number of concurrent user sessions the server could handle. Changed PHP to run as FastCGI (fcgid) and recompiled Apache to better handle the needs of a high traffic WordPress site. Configured a large MySQL table and query […]

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

…rtualmin with Nginx as the Alternative Web Server. Switching from Apache to Nginx later is difficult, as is transferring apache virtual server backups. Best to start fresh and build from scratch. Testing the Virtualmin Nginx Modules Virtualmin does not support Nginx and Apache together, and there is no easy migration from Apache to Nginx, so […]

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Decades of experience hosting websites, from small local sites with only a few html pages, to high-traffic sites with thousands of users and pages.  Website hosting, evolved 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 […]

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TEDx Event Website

…premier TEDx event: TEDxChattanooga. TEDxChattanooga website For this site, I chose a responsive Bootstrap 3 SAAS WordPress theme, originally 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 […]

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SSL and CloudFront CDN Support for WebFonts via .htaccess

…rading to the latest development release had solved some other CSS issues. However, it turned out to be a browser security issue. Evidently this is a security measure to prevent cross-site attacks, but you can allow this via Apache mod_headers, to allow your specific CloudFront (or other) domain, specified in the .htaccess file. Some sites […]

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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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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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