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

…e php.ini, restart apache and then watch the APC Monitor to ensure fragmentation stays below 50% (it should remain less than 10% most of the time… if fragmentation rises quickly, you should add a few more MB’s of memory to apc.shm_size and restart apache). Monitoring APC Performance and Detecting Errors You should run apc.php in […]

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

…ver. Switching from Apache to Nginx later is difficult, as is transferring apache virtual server backups. Best to start fresh and build from scratch. Testing the Virtualmin Nginx Modules Virtualmin does not support Nginx and Apache together, and there is no easy migration from Apache to Nginx, so it is suggested to begin with a […]

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

…ing traffic from the Internet’s millions of malicious and compromised servers and personal computers. Reconfigured Apache web server, PHP and MySQL to better utilize the server’s horsepower. 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 […]

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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): ^%(__prefix_line)sAuthentication failure for .* from <HOST>$ […]

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APC Cache Considerations for Virtual Hosting Environments

…rtual host, and so to set an individual configuration for APC per virtual server. However with 200+ virtual hosts all running PHP script packages, as is the case with a commodity shared hosting server, this will use a lot of memory, and you will need somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-30GB apc.shm_size if you attempt […]

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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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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

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 […]

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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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