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

…Joomla and PHPbb have code that is pre-optimized with hooks for APC, but WordPress requires a plugin called W3 Total Cache. First Things First Please read my posts about APC on commodity virtual hosting servers and Apache and MySQL performance tuning before you begin. If you are running your virtual servers under FCGId, then you […]

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

…ent 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 max_connections could help to avoid an over-allocation […]

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

…st, your local workstation, etc.) For a hosting server with open access, you should have a login failure daemon to block offending IP addresses with multiple failed HTTP logins. ConfigServer Firewall works well, and has modules for cPanel and Webmin. OSSEC is another reactive IPTables firewall with Apache login failure IP blacklisting. For Amazon EC2, […]

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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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Chris Gilligan Web Developer, 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 Front-end UI design, HTML, PHP, LESS Linux Apache […]

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

…ms leading to site crashes were due to constant bad bot traffic, security probes and Denial of Service attacks. Connection Tracking in the firewall now limits the amount of resources a single legitimate IP address can monopolize, in addition to blacklisting attackers. This is the first step to proper web server performance in today’s Internet […]

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…ix. VARNISH_STORAGE_SIZE=3G # # # Backend storage specification # malloc runs from RAM, file from file VARNISH_STORAGE=”malloc,${VARNISH_STORAGE_SIZE}” #VARNISH_STORAGE=”file,${VARNISH_STORAGE_FILE},${VARNISH_STORAGE_SIZE}” # # # Default TTL used when the backend does not specify one VARNISH_TTL=120 # # # DAEMON_OPTS is used by the init script. If you add or remove options, # # be sure you update this […]

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

…or WordPress installed in a subfolder. This info also assumes you have successfully installed APC Cache on your server, and set up a clean install of Virtualmin with Nginx as the Alternative Web Server. Switching from Apache to Nginx later is difficult, as is transferring apache virtual server backups. Best to start fresh and build […]

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

Updated: please read instructions again and find link to new example file. WordPress (or any other script) can automatically install during Virtualmin > Create Virtual Server.  Virtualmin automatically creates users, MySQL database, and installs WordPress in the public_html root, then gives a link to the WordPress Installer. You can even create a custom installer with […]

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