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

…teady traffic. For example, I have a server with Apache set to 256 maxclients, but the MySQL maxconnections set to 200, because many web requests do not require direct interaction with the MySQL server. Take a look at “Highest usage of available connections”, and lower maxconnections accordingly. It is safe to lower maxconnections to a […]

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

…_size and raise the apc.user_entries_hint and apc.user_entries_hint settings, and possibly lower TTL values to allow cached files to expire and be replaced. In general, you must double apc.shm_size in relation to APC’s highest reported Memory Usage to avoid fragmentation completely. Configuration Suggestion for php.ini in the virtual server’s /home/, add the following configuration: (you may […]

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

…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 to better handle the needs of a high traffic WordPress site. Configured a large MySQL table and query cache based on performance and […]

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

…efault = 0 apc.filters = “-/home/username/public_html/scripts-not-to-cache/.*,-/home/username/public_html/apc/.*” apc.slam_defense = 0 apc.use_request_time = 1 apc.mmap_file_mask = /tmp/apc.XXXXXX apc.file_update_protection = 2 apc.enable_cli = 0 apc.max_file_size = 2M apc.stat = 1 apc.write_lock = 1 apc.report_autofilter = 0 apc.include_once_override = 0 apc.rfc1867 = 0 apc.rfc1867_prefix = “upload_” apc.rfc1867_name = “APC_UPLOAD_PROGRESS”… 6, 0, 0, 0 and 401.09

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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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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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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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Punk Rock Music Community

…dicated CentOS 5 series web server with 3GB RAM. While this is a relatively low-end box, it has plenty of horsepower for a single WordPress site and phpBB3 forum. web site For this GIG, I soloed on… transferring the site from a WAMP development server to the live LAMP server configuring an active firewall […]

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