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

…te, and provides more complete recommendations. If you are running MySQL 5 or later, the configuration statements can be in the following form (example from one of my servers): [mysqld] datadir=/var/lib/mysql socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock user=mysql symbolic-links=0 innodb_file_per_table = 1 thread_concurrency = 8 query_cache_size = 64M query_cache_limit = 4M thread_cache_size = 8 myisam_sort_buffer_size = 64M read_rnd_buffer_size = 8M… […]

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

…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 a large MySQL table and query cache based on performance and load testing. Configured Amazon […]

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

…rDefault’] = 1; ?> Create the phpmyadmin database for advanced functionality Look in phpMyAdmin folder /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/examples for create_tables.sql ssh to server as root user mysql — or if it asks for password — mysql -u your-mysql-superuser -pyour-superuser-password mysql > source /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/examples/create_tables.sql Log in to PMA Now you can log into PMA with your mysql root […]

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

…ache items. That is why I say above you can avoid fragmentation by doubling the apc.shm_size in relation to the largest total memory usage you see. So you may want to start with 100MB, let the site run for a few hours during high traffic conditions, and then reduce shm_size to roughly double the highest […]

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

…y old standby, Fail2Ban. “Out of the box,” Fail2Ban for CentOS & other RedHat downstream distros only provides protection against SASL login failures. But with a little work and research, one can successfully configure many more “jails” for the malicious traffic. To take full advantage of Fail2Ban, the admin will need to become familiar with […]

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…g. 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 # # /etc/init.d/varnish expects the variable $DAEMON_OPTS to be set […]

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Content Management – Search Engine Optimization – Servers – Hosting – Chris Gilligan

Web and search engine optimization (SEO) services WordPress development high performance hosting site and server performance tuning Decades of experience developing and hosting websites, from small local sites with only a few html pages, to high-traffic sites with thousands of users and pages.  I’ve been building websites since the early days of the world wide […]

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Punk Rock Music Community

…er with 3GB RAM. While this is a relatively low-end box, it has plenty of horsepower for a single WordPress site and phpBB3 forum. web site For this GIG, I soloed on… transferring the site from a WAMP development server to the live LAMP server configuring an active firewall to block the baddies installing […]

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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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