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

…nfigure properly with fcgid-enabled virtual domains, but it is quite helpful to optimize system resources and prevent traffic surges on one site from affecting overall server performance. Joomla and PHPbb have code that is pre-optimized with hooks for APC, but WordPress requires a plugin called W3 Total Cache. First Things First Please read my posts […]

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

…tion which will cover all applications. Firewall Unnecessary Traffic from Affecting the Server Before you begin performance tuning, please consider using a stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall & login failure daemon (LFD) for your server: ConfigServer Firewall is an excellent free firewall & LFD. This will help prevent brute force probes, port flooding, DDOS, etc. […]

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Install phpMyAdmin with SSL on CentOS, Amazon Linux, RedHat (Apache or NginX)

…mon to block offending IP addresses with multiple failed HTTP logins. ConfigServer Firewall works well, and has modules for cPanel and Webmin. OSSEC is another reactive IPTables firewall with Apache login failure IP blacklisting. For Amazon EC2, a good practice is to create a discrete database server, and only allow access to it inside a […]

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Apache config for Worker MPM vs Prefork MPM

…if apache has Worker MPM compiled in: /usr/sbin/httpd.worker -l If you see worker.c in the list of compiled-in modules, Apache can run Worker MPM. Here is some useful info to help if your installation of Apache will work with Worker MPM: http://www.virtualmin.com/node/15046 http://articles.slicehost.com/2010/5/19/configuring-the-apache-mpm-on-centos Un-Comment HTTPD=/usr/sbin/httpd.worker in /etc/sysconfig/httpd restart apache do some perf… 10, 1, 4, 0 […]

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

…figured Apache web server, PHP 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 […]

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

…ny 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 ease of development, compatibility with other scripts, etc. Accordingly, the […]

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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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SSL and CloudFront CDN Support for WebFonts via .htaccess

…er 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 have suggested using “*” wildcards to allow all domains… […]

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Chris Gilligan Web Developer, Information Architect, Web Server Administrator, Media Producer web • video • print chris@chrisgilligan.net chrisgilligan.com 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):

Apache nohome regex (error_log):

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