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

…not need apache’s mod_php (php module). Less modules loaded, less wasted memory. Comment out: LoadModule php5_module modules/ in /etc/httpd/conf.d/php.conf Remove any 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 […]

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

…odules, go to Virtualmin Package Updates (wbm-virtualmin-nginx and wbm-virtualmin-nginx-ssl). WordPress Plugins for this Setup W3 Total Cache — adds opcode cache, minification, browser cache and page cache capabilities to WordPress… and it works with Nginx. Works best with Alternative PHP Cache to provide opcode and database cache. Setting APC for all caches works easiest with Nginx… […]

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

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 serving static HTML files. This presents challenges in security as well as performance tuning. It is impossible to predict whether a certain configuration will work properly […]

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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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APC Cache Considerations for Virtual Hosting Environments

APC cache does not work well in a virtual hosting environment unless PHP is running as FCGID, and every individual virtual host has a unique PHP.ini and a unique fcgiwrapper. This is not the case with many virtual hosting environments because the memory and CPU requirements are too great. I suggest using Virtualmin for a […]

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…alancing 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 Cache. This configuration is for Varnish on a separate server, but should also work on a single server with appropriate changes to […]

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

…provide the revenue stream. website I was contacted by the publisher after responding to a plea for assistance in a support forum. Though the site was running on a dedicated server with 8GB RAM, it was crashing frequently under load. The developer tried implementing APC Alternative PHP Cache and W3 Total Cache, but […]

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Auto Mailer Form with Validation and reCAPTCHA

…ch is on the example pages. Installation: put the downloaded folder in a public_html space that’s running PHP 5+. Note that there are different packages for PHP 5.3, so get the correct flavor of version 3. This example works with PHP 5.3. I have created an example form that includes most of the different types […]

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

…rable to an XSS exploit. I have solved this by changing to the EPEL repo, which maintains the latest version of phpMyAdmin. This post will 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 […]

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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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