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

…eb 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 serving static HTML files. This presents challenges in security as well as performance tuning. It is impossible to predict whether a certain configuration will work properly […]

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

…cause Fail2Ban has to deal with the particular implementations of log files in various GNU/Linux distributions, and the peculiarities of the reporting structure in those logs, no single RegEx, nor log file location, is going to work for every distribution. Neither can Fail2Ban account for every change in log file location or structure from version to […]

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

…provided via the rpmforge.repo. Search no longer works, nor does pagination, etc. Plus, it’s out of date and vulnerable to an XSS exploit. I have solved this by changing to the EPEL repo, which maintains the latest version of phpMyAdmin. This post will teach you how to install phpMyAdmin on CentOS, Amazon Linux, or Redhat. […]

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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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Chris Gilligan Web Developer, Information Architect, Web Server Administrator, Media Producer web • video • print chris@chrisgilligan.net chrisgilligan.com 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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SoccerNews.com website

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

SoccerNews.com is a high traffic WordPress site with over 600,000 unique visitors and over 2,000,000 page impressions per month. It is a content republisher and aggregator, presenting custom XML feeds for (what else?) soccer news from all over the world. The site has a very active user base, providing content in the forms of editorials and […]

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Online Advertising

Google Adwords, Yahoo Ads, MSN (Microsoft Network) Ads setup $500 for 1 hour consultation and setup of 3 accounts. Customer pays the  per click fees after account is setup, driven by a monthly maximum budget that is based on a test run of keywords and phrases. Per click fees begin around 50¢ — $2 and rise […]

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