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

SoccerNews.com is a high traffic WordPress site with over 600,000 unique visitors and over 2,000,000 page impressions per month. It is a content republisher and aggregator, presenting custom XML feeds for (what else?) soccer news from all over the world. The site has a very active user base, providing content in the forms of editorials and comments on news items. Advertising and sponsored referrals provide the revenue stream. SoccerNews.com web… 1, 1, 0, 0 and 2049.65

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

…y slots; usually the new item is slightly smaller than the old item, and the leftover space may be too small for a new cache item. Fragmentation can cause even a large amount of free memory to be unavailable for new cache 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 tra… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 804.29

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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… 5, 0, 0, 0 and 570.79

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…dPress 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 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 Con… 10, 0, 0, 0 and 518.91

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

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 serving static HTML files. This presents challenges in security as well as performance tuning. It is impossible to predict whether a certain configuration will work properly for a given server, unless the hardware, software, accounts, network and traffic are identical to a previou… 3, 0, 0, 0 and 467.01

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Remote publishing to WordPress from Facebook via RSS

…t up a Facebook Page. If you use SFC, don’t set it to automatically publish to Facebook, or you may create a publishing loop. Leave it set to manual publishing and you’ll have an extra Publish button in the post editor for that purpose. Setting up the Facebook RSS Feed If your client would like to use Facebook’s simple, highly available, multi-device platform to publish content to a WordPress website, you will need a Facebook pa… 3, 0, 0, 0 and 467.01

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Farm to Table Restaurant Website

Joe Naturals Farm Store Cafe is a “farm to table” cafe and natural foods store located in historic Leiper’s Fork, near Franklin, TN. The owners contacted me through a fellow farmer with whom 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,… 2, 1, 0, 0 and 467

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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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Social Media Integration

Facebook and Twitter are two very important social media platforms that can seriously improve the reach of your website content. Content Management Systems can be configured to automatically send new content to Facebook and Twitter via RSS feeds, with linkback to your website, which improves traffic. WordPress Sites $500 per site Install Facebook Connect and Twitter Connect plugins Optionally, add Facebook feed and fans, Facebook Comments &amp… 2, 0, 0, 0 and 259.45

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