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

…ExecCGI FollowSymLinks Includes IncludesNOEXEC -Indexes MultiViews SymLinksIfOwnerMatch RemoveHandler .php RemoveHandler .php5 IPCCommTimeout 12 You must “babysit” the configuration: use the APC monitor (apc.php) to see how many files are being cached, and how much memory (apc.shm_size) is needed to avoid fragmentation, which will cause the 500 errors. If fragmentation rises quickly to 100%, memory usage […]

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

…public_html/wordpress for ease of development, compatibility with other scripts, etc. Accordingly, the suggested configuration is for WordPress installed in a subfolder. This info also assumes you have successfully installed APC Cache on your server, and set up a clean install of Virtualmin with Nginx as the Alternative Web Server. Switching from Apache to Nginx later […]

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APC Cache Considerations for Virtual Hosting Environments

…s a unique PHP.ini and a unique fcgiwrapper. This is not the case with many virtual hosting environments because the memory and CPU requirements are too great. I suggest using Virtualmin for a shared hosting environment with APC cache, because it does allow to set php.ini and fcgiwrapper for every individual virtual host, and so […]

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…et # # # The minimum number of worker threads to start VARNISH_MIN_THREADS=1 # # # The Maximum number of worker threads to start VARNISH_MAX_THREADS=1000 # # # Idle timeout for worker threads VARNISH_THREAD_TIMEOUT=120 # # # Cache file location if using file cache #VARNISH_STORAGE_FILE=/var/lib/varnish/varnish_storage.bin # # # Cache size: in bytes, optionally using k […]

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

…mpiled Apache to better handle the needs of a high traffic WordPress site. Configured a large MySQL table and query cache based on performance and load testing. Configured Amazon CloudFront Content Distribution Network, page cache, browser cache, and object cache with the WordPress plugin, W3 Total Cache. Due to the sheer number of ad scripts […]

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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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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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Fail2Ban Regex for RedHat, Fedora, CentOS and Amazon Linux 2013

…e’s a substitute, created via experimentation with RegExr: failregex = .*auth.*pam.*dovecot.*(?:authentication failure).*rhost=.* How to create a valid RegEx to match the failures to ban? For that, one must monitor log files. In the case of Dovecot on Amazon Linux 2013, that would be /var/log/secure — same as it has ever been with RedHat downstreams. However, […]

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