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

…r http://mysqltuner.pl for the script only) MySQL Tuning Primer: https://launchpad.net/mysql-tuning-primer phpMyAdmin 3.5+: Status Monitor and Advisor are excellent tools, but require proper phpMyAdmin setup These scripts will analyze MySQL performance and make suggestions regarding your my.cnf configuration. mysqltuner is now deprecated, but it still widely used and is very simple. Tuning Primer is the most up-to-date, and […]

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APC INFO Monitor

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

…t with simple RegEx: apc.filters = “-/home/username/public_html/apc\.php$,-/home/username/public_html/wordpress/wp-content/themes/themename/thumb\.php$,-/usr/share/psa-horde/.*,+/home/username/public_html/phpmyadmin/.*” TimThumb is a good example of a common WordPress theme plugin that may not need to be cached. Because the apc.filters RegExp only works with filenames, it is not possible to filter out an entire PHP script package, component or pl… 25, 1, 2, 0 and 1484.02

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…remote address set req.http.X-Forwarded-For = client.ip; # # logged in users must always pass if( req.url ~ “^/wp-(login|admin)” || req.http.Cookie ~ “wordpress_logged_in_” ){ return (pass); } # accept purges from w3tc and varnish http purge if (req.request == “PURGE”) { return (lookup); } # # don’t cache search results if( req.url ~ “\?s=” ){ return […]

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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 […]

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APC Cache Considerations for Virtual Hosting Environments

…nd you will need somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-30GB apc.shm_size if you attempt to configure a single APC cache for the entire server. My web hosting server is for a small number of personal clients, so I adjust the APC settings for each individual account, depending on the number and type of PHP script […]

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

…erver with 8GB RAM, it was crashing frequently under load. The developer tried implementing APC Alternative PHP Cache and W3 Total Cache, but these measures turned out to be incompatible with some of the custom PHP code and the software architecture of the Cpanel server. Haphazardly implementing randomly suggested “solutions” had actually made the problems […]

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

…ully configure many more “jails” for the malicious traffic. To take full advantage of Fail2Ban, the admin will need to become familiar with RegEx: regular expressions. Amazon Web Services Security Groups AWS provides several levels of firewall protection for EC2 instances; I mainly utilize EC2 security groups and VPC security groups. These firewalls serve to […]

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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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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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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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