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

…his 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. Configuration instructions are provided for Apache and NginX web servers. For this to work properly and safely, you should be running SSL on your host. Otherwise, […]

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…sk space using the % suffix. VARNISH_STORAGE_SIZE=3G # # # Backend storage specification # malloc runs from RAM, file from file VARNISH_STORAGE=”malloc,${VARNISH_STORAGE_SIZE}” #VARNISH_STORAGE=”file,${VARNISH_STORAGE_FILE},${VARNISH_STORAGE_SIZE}” # # # Default TTL used when the backend does not specify one VARNISH_TTL=120 # # # DAEMON_OPTS is used by the init script. If you add or remove options, # # […]

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

…ncing constant malicious exploits, especially if you are also running email servers on the same IP addresses. If your host does not support ConfigServer (e.g. Amazon AWS and some VPS may not play well with CSF), you may use Fail2Ban. Tune Apache the Sane Way (Requires Basic Math Skills) If you wish to tune your […]

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Auto Mailer Form with Validation and reCAPTCHA

…on”, array( “onclick” => “history.go(-1);” ))); // draw the form $form->render(); }//end else If you want to implement a form on a site that does not include Twitter Bootstrap, you may find the bootstrap.css conflicts with many of your site’s styling. In that case, you can go to Bootstrap’s Customize and Download page, and choose […]

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

…ll remain cached, and this will cause you a lot of frustration. W3 Total Cache in particular is difficult to get configured properly with apc.stat=0 because the config settings and files are dependent upon database and php, which will be cached as files or opcode. After you have sorted out your opcode settings, you may […]

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

…n 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 to start fresh […]

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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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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 […]

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Farm to Table Restaurant Website

…hom I have worked on several web projects. Joe Natural's website The website project was languishing, after being abandoned by a designer who lacked knowledge of WordPress template coding. The site needed better integration with WordPress, including text-based navigation and replacement of scanned layout comps, which were being used for page display & navigation. I […]

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