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

…Y UPDATE LOG The binary update log is NOT enabled. You will not be able to do point in time recovery See WORKER THREADS Current thread_cache_size = 8 Current threads_cached = 7 Current threads_per_sec = 0 Historic threads_per_sec = 0 Your thread_cache_size is fine MAX CONNECTIONS Current max_connections = 151 Current threads_connected = 1 […]

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…you update this section, too. DAEMON_OPTS=”-a ${VARNISH_LISTEN_ADDRESS}:${VARNISH_LISTEN_PORT} \ -f ${VARNISH_VCL_CONF} \ -T ${VARNISH_ADMIN_LISTEN_ADDRESS}:${VARNISH_ADMIN_LISTEN_PORT} \ -t ${VARNISH_TTL} \ -w ${VARNISH_MIN_THREADS},${VARNISH_MAX_THREADS},${VARNISH_THREAD_TIMEOUT} \ -u varnish -g varnish \ -S ${VARNISH_SECRET_FILE} \ -s ${VARNISH_STORAGE}” # Varnish VCL (/etc/varnish/wordpress-varnish3.vcl) backend origin { .host =… 8, 0, 0, 0 and 534.8

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

…ing 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 concurrent user sessions the server could handle. Changed PHP to run as FastCGI (fcgid) and recompiled Apache […]

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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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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

…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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