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

Virtualmin now includes support for Nginx web server. I deploy many WordPress sites with W3 Total Cache and APC Alternative PHP Cache, so I was very interested to see how Nginx performance compares to Apache for WordPress, and whether APC and W3TC would play nice with Nginx. I prefer to install WordPress in public_html/wordpress for ease of development, compatibility with other scripts, etc. Accordingly, the suggested configuration is for WordPr… 20, 1, 1, 0 and 2724.23

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

APC INFO Monitor My Virtualmin CentOS 5.6 Virtual Private Server runs several virtual domains with PHP under FCGId using APC for opcode caching: Joomla, PHPbb, WordPress, etc . APC is somewhat challenging to configure properly with fcgid-enabled virtual domains, but it is quite helpful to optimize system resources and prevent traffic surges on one site from affecting overall server performance. Joomla and PHPbb have code that is pre-optimized w… 1, 0, 1, 0 and 700.54

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

…ctions again and find link to new example file. WordPress (or any other script) can automatically install during Virtualmin > Create Virtual Server. Virtualmin automatically creates users, MySQL database, and installs WordPress in the public_html root, then gives a link to the WordPress Installer. You can even create a custom installer with a set of plugins and themes. To create a custom script installer with plugins and themes: Download http… 7, 1, 1, 0 and 505.93

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APC Cache Considerations for Virtual Hosting Environments

APC cache does not work well in a virtual hosting environment unless PHP is running as FCGID, and every individual virtual host has 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 h… 2, 0, 1, 0 and 389.18

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

…p-innodb to MySQL configuration to disable InnoDB Run OPTIMIZE TABLE to defragment tables for better performance Enable the slow query log to troubleshoot bad queries When making adjustments, make tmp_table_size/max_heap_table_size equal Reduce your SELECT DISTINCT queries without LIMIT clauses Variables to adjust: query_cache_size (> 16M) tmp_table_size (> 16M) max_heap_table_size (> 16M) I suggest you NOT enable the slow query log unle… 2, 0, 0, 0 and 103.78

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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):

Apache nohome regex (error_log):

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

Fail2Ban is a very efficient daemon that 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 kernel level. Doing so will prevent the majority o… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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Chris Gilligan 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 Linux Apache MySQL PHP web server administration Postfix Dovecot Sendmail […]

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