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

…th 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 your host. Version 3.5+ […]

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

…Remove any php_memory_limit lines in httpd.conf’s virtual hosts 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 […]

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

…ion ^~ /files/ { rewrite /files/(.+) /wordpress/wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$1 last; } location @wordpress { fastcgi_pass localhost:9000; fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root/index.php; include /etc/nginx/fastcgi_params; fastcgi_param SCRIPT_NAME /index.php; } location ~ \.php$ { try_files $uri @wordpress; fastcgi_index index.php; fastcgi_pass localhost:9000; fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name; include… 6, 0, 0, 0 and 401.09

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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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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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APC Cache Considerations for Virtual Hosting Environments

…stered 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 […]

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