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

…of MYISAM,INNODB,MEMORY etc.), as reported by mysqltuner. If you anticipate adding more virtual hosts, or clients adding more databases or tables, you will need to raise table_cache value. Follow the recommendations from the Apache tuning, and then follow the recommendations of the tuning scripts. The apache tuning will give you the number of maxclients, and […]

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

…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 about APC on commodity virtual hosting servers and Apache and MySQL performance tuning before you begin. If you are running your virtual servers under FCGId, then you should […]

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

…imate. Popular sites that do not have a solid security and load balancing strategy are subject to crippling traffic from the Internet’s millions of malicious and compromised servers and personal computers. Reconfigured 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 […]

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

…an log into PMA with your mysql root user credentials. https://yourhost.tld/phpmyadmin Create a mysql user, pma, with the password you added to the config file, with no default permissions, on localhost Give pma user all permissions on phpmyadmin database, on localhost Now you have a secure PMA which will work for all mysql users on […]

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

…ver. 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 it is suggested to begin with a […]

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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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Web Hosting

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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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

…by myself, not by the clients. 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 […]

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Content Management – Search Engine Optimization – Servers – Hosting – Chris Gilligan

Web and search engine optimization (SEO) services WordPress development high performance hosting site and server performance tuning Decades of experience developing and hosting websites, from small local sites with only a few html pages, to high-traffic sites with thousands of users and pages.  I’ve been building websites since the early days of the world wide […]

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