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

…ngle legitimate IP address can monopolize, in addition to blacklisting attackers. This is the first step to proper web server performance in today’s Internet climate. 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. […]

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

…section. restart apache do some performance testing and raise your server and thread limits to sane levels in httpd.conf If possible, you may wish to run Apache with Worker MPM instead of Prefork MPM. More information about Apache Worker MPM vs. Prefork MPM » Installation Suggestions and Modification of Defaults Be sure to install the […]

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

…_mask = /tmp/apc.XXXXXX apc.file_update_protection = 2 apc.enable_cli = 0 apc.max_file_size = 2M apc.stat = 1 apc.write_lock = 1 apc.report_autofilter = 0 apc.include_once_override = 0 apc.rfc1867 = 0 apc.rfc1867_prefix = “upload_” apc.rfc1867_name = “APC_UPLOAD_PROGRESS” apc.rfc1867_freq = 0 apc.localcache = 1 apc.localcache.size = 256 apc.coredump_unmap = 0 apc.stat_ctime = 0 Reloading PHP-fastcgi processes after changes to php.ini […]

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

…t. Otherwise, change the ForceSSL line in the config file provided below… Install phpMyAdmin from EPEL repository Uninstall current PMA: yum erase phpMyAdmin Set up EPEL repo: Find the latest epel-release at rpm -Uvh On Amazon Linux, epel-release is already loaded. Edit /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo to enabled=1… 7, 1, 0, 0 and 601.64

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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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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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