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

…php_memory_limit lines in httpd.conf’s virtual hosts section. restart apache do some performance testing and raise your server and thread limits to sane levels in httpd.conf If possible, you may wish to run Apache with Worker MPM instead of Prefork MPM. More information about Apache Worker MPM vs. Prefork MPM » Installation Suggestions and Modification of […]

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

…Apr 19 05:22:20 vm5 auth: pam_unix(dovecot:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=dovecot ruser=informix rhost= RegEx mentioned previously will match those entries, and via Fail2Ban: BAN the offending IPs. So, you think you’re ready with RegEx fu to tackle the Local Jail (jail.local)? Not so fast. Don’t use regex in jail.local. This file takes wild cards, […]

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

…hread_cache_size = 8 Current threads_cached = 7 Current threads_per_sec = 0 Historic threads_per_sec = 0 Your thread_cache_size is fine MAX CONNECTIONS Current max_connections = 151 Current threads_connected = 1 Historic max_used_connections = 10 The number of used connections is 6% of the configured maximum. You are using less than 10% of your configured max_connections. Lowering […]

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

….0.0.1 VARNISH_ADMIN_LISTEN_PORT=6082 # # # Shared secret file for admin interface VARNISH_SECRET_FILE=/etc/varnish/secret # # # The minimum number of worker threads to start VARNISH_MIN_THREADS=1 # # # The Maximum number of worker threads to start VARNISH_MAX_THREADS=1000 # # # Idle timeout for worker threads VARNISH_THREAD_TIMEOUT=120 # # # Cache file location if using file cache […]

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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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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

…ts/ Automatic installation with creation of new virtual server: Virtualmin > System Settings > Server Templates > Default Settings > Default Script Installers Custom WordPress If you want to have the script archive download from a protected web directory, that is also possible: ‘url’ => “”, ‘nocache’ => 1, ‘user’ => “username”, ‘pass’ => “password”… […]

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