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

…t): pecl install apc Choose “no” for internal debugging,  but choose “yes” for the other installation options, including the Experimental options. For W3 Total Cache (WordPress plugin): Page Cache: do not choose APC for the W3TC’s Page Cache, choose Enhanced Disk. Minify: do not choose APC for Minify, use Disk. Opcode Cache: choose APC for Opcode Cache Database Cache: choose APC for Opcode Cache For APC running on… 3, 0, 1, 0 and 1089.69

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

phpMyAdmin database display I recently ran into a problem with the upgraded 3.5.2 phpMyAdmin package provided via the rpmforge.repo. Search no longer works, nor does pagination, etc. Plus, it’s out of date and vulnerable to an XSS exploit. I have solved this 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 ins… 4, 0, 0, 0 and 713.49

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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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Joomla Content Management

If you’ve read anything at all about Content Management Systems (CMS), you’ll probably know that CMS are the most effective way to keep your site relevant to your audience. You also know at least three other things: Keeping your site relevant and up-to-date can be time consuming CMS can be complicated Portals can be expensive […]

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

…can Fail2Ban account for every change in log file location or structure from version to version. What worked for Centos 5.x may not work for CentOS 6.x; what worked in kernel 2.8 may be invalid in kernel 3.4. Also stated earlier, it is well worth the time to learn a little about RegEx. One vehicle to propel the admin far along the path is RegExr. Author Greg Skinner provides an online version as well as Adobe AIR standalone app. RegExr is an inva… 2, 0, 0, 0 and 570.79

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Auto Mailer Form with Validation and reCAPTCHA

…read this far, you should go ahead and download PFBC version 3 (with Bootstrap). You’ll want to install it on a dev server and read the documentation, which is on the example pages. Installation: put the downloaded folder in a public_html space that’s running PHP 5+. Note that there are different packages for PHP 5.3, so get the correct flavor of version 3. This example works with PHP 5.3. I have created an example form that includes… 4, 0, 0, 0 and 467.01

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Chris Gilligan 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 Linux Apache MySQL PHP web server administration Postfix Dovecot Sendmail […]

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

…LFD. This will help prevent brute force probes, port flooding, DDOS, etc. If you have 600 virtual hosts running on a server, it is very likely that the server is experiencing 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… 2, 0, 0, 0 and 311.34

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Apache config for Worker MPM vs Prefork MPM

Some installations of Apache will have been compiled to work with either Prefork or Worker MPM, but most by default are compiled only to work with Prefork. Changing to Worker MPM may allow your server to handle much higher traffic, more user sessions, with less RAM use. Your site or server will not scale well if it is running Prefork MPM. Worker is a bit more difficult to set up properly, and has some restrictions regarding functionality of PHP… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 259.45

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