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

…em resources and prevent traffic surges on one site from affecting overall server performance. Joomla and PHPbb have code that is pre-optimized with hooks for APC, but WordPress requires a plugin called W3 Total Cache. First Things First Please read my posts about APC on commodity virtual hosting servers and Apache and MySQL performance tuning […]

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

…problem with the upgraded 3.5.2 phpMyAdmin package 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 Plus, it’s out of date and vulnerable to an XSS exploit.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 […]

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

…l is an excellent free firewall & LFD. This will help prevent brute force probes, port flooding, DDOS, etc. If you have 600 virtual hosts running on a server, it is very likely that the server is experiencing constant malicious exploits, especially if you are also running email servers on the same IP addresses. If […]

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

…firewall now limits the amount of resources a single legitimate IP address can monopolize, in addition to blacklisting attackers. This is the first step to proper web server performance in today’s Internet climate. Popular sites that do not have a solid security and load balancing strategy are subject to crippling traffic from the Internet’s millions […]

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

…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 is difficult, as is transferring apache virtual server backups. Best […]

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

…scans log files for malicious activity, and offers several options to ban offending IPs and hostnames. Although it is highly configurable, it requires a depth of knowledge beyond that required for GUI-accessible firewalls such as ConfigServer Security & Firewall. Harden the Kernel Before do anything further, it is necessary to harden the server at the […]

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