…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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…cover all applications. Firewall Unnecessary Traffic from Affecting the Server Before you begin performance tuning, please consider using a stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall & login failure daemon (LFD) for your server: ConfigServer Firewall is an excellent free firewall & LFD. This will help prevent brute force probes, port flooding, DDOS, etc. If you have […]
…dPress 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 […]
…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 […]
…tems in his Server Side Scripting class: via PCF Page Parameters.) More Speed After you verify the final production page, you should set up cron jobs for any external feeds that are created via database calls on the external servers. A WordPress feed will require a bit of PHP and MySQL work to generate the […]
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 […]
…nd auth_type. For a production server, SSL should be ON and auth_type http is better; http auth uses MySQL user/pass combinations to restrict access to user-specific databases.
I have been working on a Varnish front-end for Apache, to be used with WordPress sites. I described the architecture in Load Balancing Virtualmin WordPress Hosting Server with Varnish on AWS. I now have a configuration that seems to work for all WordPress features, including logged-out commenting. This configuration also works well with W3 Total […]
…t or service organizations. WordPress grows increasingly powerful, with an active development community building amazing plugins and themes that add to the software’s core functionality. ChrisGilligan.com is powered by WordPress, and so are many of my client’s websites. WordPress can also be combined with an existing website to add news, weblink and weblog functions. WordPress […]
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