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

…t packages, you will be able to lower maxconnections, based on the information you receive from mysqltuner after 24-48 hours of steady 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… 9, 0, 1, 0 and 1790.23

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

…emory slots; usually the new item is slightly smaller than the old item, and the leftover space may be too small for a new cache item. Fragmentation can cause even a large amount of free memory to be unavailable for new cache items. That is why I say above you can avoid fragmentation by doubling the apc.shm_size in relation to the largest total memory usage you see. So you may want to start with 100MB, let the site run for a few hours during high… 5, 0, 0, 0 and 1128.62

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

…sk. Suggested a scheduled, offsite backup strategy that would utilize existing resources, and eliminate the need for a 3rd-party backup solution that was causing more load issues and costing $45.00 per month. Now the site is stable and fast, and is ready for very high traffic. With World Cup Brazil coming up in 2014, the site will definitely see a huge amount of users. Future plans include changing the architecture of the server to simplify the… 0, 0, 1, 0 and 934.02

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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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Apache config for Worker MPM vs Prefork MPM

…9/configuring-the-apache-mpm-on-centos Un-Comment HTTPD=/usr/sbin/httpd.worker in /etc/sysconfig/httpd restart apache do some performance testing and raise your worker server and thread limits to sane levels in httpd.conf If you need to recompile Apache and PHP, then you should do more research. Recompiling is not a trivial process. I found that my server had much better memory usage under Worker MPM, however: some scripts (squirrelmail, php… 1, 0, 1, 0 and 869.16

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

…dmin /usr/share/phpMyAdmin <Directory /usr/share/phpMyAdmin/> <IfModule mod_authz_core.c> # Apache 2.4 <RequireAny> Require ip 127.0.0.1 Require ip ::1 </RequireAny> </IfModule> <IfModule !mod_authz_core.c> # Apache 2.2 Order Deny,Allow # comment out Allow from All and add your own static IPs here for security # Allow from All Allow from 123.456.7… 7, 1, 0, 0 and 467.01

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

Virtualmin now includes support for Nginx web server. I deploy many WordPress sites with W3 Total Cache and APC Alternative PHP Cache, so I was very interested to see how Nginx performance compares to Apache for WordPress, and whether APC and W3TC would play nice with Nginx. I prefer to install WordPress in public_html/wordpress for ease of development, compatibility with other scripts, etc. Accordingly, the suggested configuration is for WordPr… 6, 0, 0, 0 and 311.34

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Punk Rock Music Community

…ted 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. Punktastic.com 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 to block the baddies installing monitoring and administration tools tuning Apache and MySQL for high traffic integrating APC… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 155.67

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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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