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

…modules loaded, less wasted memory. Comment out: LoadModule php5_module modules/libphp5.so 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 Worker MPM instead of Prefork MPM. More […]

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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)

…pport on Virtualmin is working well, and it is reported that the lead developer, Jamie Cameron, is working on a php-fpm implementation, which should increase performance and lessen memory requirements. Let’s hope this rumor is true! W3 Total Cache Settings Provided you use the nginx.conf settings described above, using APC cache for all W3TC categories […]

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

…F), 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 method: https://telvps.com/clients/knowledgebase/25/HOW-TO-Optimize-Apache-for-Low-Memory-Usage.html (the formula works well as a basic guide… but does not take into account PHP memory requirements… see Ovidiu’s comment below). MySQL Tuning Is More […]

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

phpMyAdmin database display I recently ran into a problem with the upgraded 3.5.2 phpMyAdmin package provided via the rpmforge.repo. Search no longer works, nor does pagination, etc. Plus, it’s out of date and vulnerable to an XSS exploit. I have solved this by changing to the EPEL repo, which maintains the latest version of phpMyAdmin. […]

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Chris Gilligan Web Developer, 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 Front-end UI design, HTML, PHP, LESS Linux Apache […]

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…# # Shared secret file for admin interface VARNISH_SECRET_FILE=/etc/varnish/secret # # # The minimum number of worker threads to start VARNISH_MIN_THREADS=1 # # # The Maximum number of worker threads to start VARNISH_MAX_THREADS=1000 # # # Idle timeout for worker threads VARNISH_THREAD_TIMEOUT=120 # # # Cache file location if using file cache #VARNISH_STORAGE_FILE=/var/lib/varnish/varnish_storage.bin # # […]

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

…Total Cache. Due to the sheer number of ad scripts being served per page, there were inevitable JavaScript and PHP conflicts, but W3TC is very flexible and was able to handle the task. Suggested a scheduled, offsite backup strategy that would utilize existing resources, and eliminate the need for a 3rd-party backup solution that was […]

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