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

…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 Modification of Defaults Be […]

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

…cover all applications. Firewall Unnecessary Traffic from Affecting the Server Before you begin performance tuning, please consider using a stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall & login failure daemon (LFD) for your server: ConfigServer Firewall is an excellent free firewall & LFD. This will help prevent brute force probes, port flooding, DDOS, etc. If you have […]

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

…ersonal 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 to better handle the needs of a high traffic WordPress site. Configured […]

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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 with W3 Total Cache on Nginx with APC (Virtualmin)

…n include statement: […] location ^~ /blogs.dir/ { internal; root /home/username/public_html/wordpress/wp-content; } include /home/username/public_html/nginx.conf; […] However, remember you will need to restart NginX web server after making changes to the W3TC configuration, because these will over-write the local nginx.conf file. Conclusion Sorry, no benchmarks. See my example/test site here. Nginx support on Virtualmin is working […]

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

…ript_wordpress with script_custompress (id to match filename) link to your zip: ‘url’ => “file://localhost/path/to/” (~line 150 after # script_wordpress_files) this must be retrievable via wget from YOUR SERVER (test this via terminal command) change ‘virtualmin’ => 0 to NOT use virtualmin scripts repo! (~line 152) Your custom file should now look like this: # script_custompress_files(&domain, […]

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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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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…that seems to work for all WordPress features, including logged-out commenting. This configuration also works well with W3 Total Cache. This configuration is for Varnish on a separate server, but should also work on a single server with appropriate changes to the port and backend IP settings. Varnish Config (/etc/sysconfig/varnish) # Configuration file for varnish […]

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