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

…e 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 First Please read my posts about APC on commodity virtual hosting servers and Apache and MySQL performance […]

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

…esting. The Nginx modules are also available for the free Virtualmin GPL version. To install the modules, 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 […]

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

…tabase caching via APC, you may lower max_connections, because APC will serve the busiest queries directly from cache. Take Time to Get a Realistic Assessment of MySQL Performance If you have a PHP opcode and database caching strategy (such as APC) implemented on your web server and for your PHP script packages, you will be […]

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Web Hosting

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

…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 Cache. This configuration is for […]

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

…ed server with 8GB RAM, it was crashing frequently under load. The developer tried implementing APC Alternative PHP Cache and W3 Total Cache, but these measures turned out to be incompatible with some of the custom PHP code and the software architecture of the Cpanel server. Haphazardly implementing randomly suggested “solutions” had actually made the […]

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

…epel.repo to enabled=1 Edit /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo to only include necessary software packages: includepkgs=phpMyAdmin php–php-gettext I have removed RPMforge repo due to some recent problems, but if you still need rpm forge repo: exclude=phpMyAdmin php–php-gettext Install PMA: yum install phpMyAdmin Apache Edit /etc/httpd/conf.d/phpMyAdmin.conf Allow all incoming hosts for a web hosting server, or only allow hosts 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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Auto Mailer Form with Validation and reCAPTCHA

I was recently searching for a form template that uses Twitter’s Bootstrap framework. PFBC, the PHP Form Builder Class, was recently refactored with Bootstrap, and it also supports validation and reCAPTCHA. PFBC does not include a form handler, but it does take the difficult and redundant work out of creating self-validating forms. Adding an auto-mailer […]

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