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

…PC is somewhat challenging to configure properly with fcgid-enabled virtual domains, but it is quite helpful to optimize system resources and prevent traffic surges on one site from affecting overall server performance. Joomla and PHPbb have code that is pre-optimized with hooks for APC, but WordPress requires a plugin called W3 Total Cache. First Things […]

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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 […]

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

…lso running email servers on the same IP addresses. If your host does not support ConfigServer (e.g. Amazon AWS and some VPS may not play well with CSF), you may use Fail2Ban. Tune Apache the Sane Way (Requires Basic Math Skills) If you wish to tune your Apache MPM settings, you should consider following this […]

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

…figured 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 to better handle the needs of a high traffic WordPress site. Configured a large […]

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

…with a set of plugins and themes. To create a custom script installer with plugins and themes: Download & unzip add some themes and plugins folders in /wp-content/ zip as Create a copy of /usr/libexec/webmin/virtual-server/scripts/ name the copy — this is important because the script requires proper id download example script (with all […]

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WordPress Content Management

If you don’t need the power of a full-blown Content Management System, and want a site that’s easier to manage, WordPress is a great choice. It’s just right for small businesses and non-profit or service organizations. WordPress grows increasingly powerful, with an active development community building amazing plugins and themes that add to the software’s core […]

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

…teach you how to install phpMyAdmin on CentOS, Amazon Linux, or Redhat. Configuration instructions are provided for Apache and NginX web servers. For this to work properly and safely, you should be running SSL on your host. Otherwise, change the ForceSSL line in the config file provided below… Install phpMyAdmin from EPEL repository Uninstall current […]

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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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