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Apache config for Worker MPM vs Prefork MPM

…t well supported… the dreaded “blank screen between page loads” occurred more frequently under Worker MPM than Prefork MPM… also login/logout was sketchy on some sites… not sure why but my guess is that sessions may not be quite persistent using Worker vs Prefork due to cookie confusion… possible that multi-threading does not track cookies well. More testing will be necessary to determine whether Worker MPM is… 16, 1, 1, 0 and 972.95

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

…d 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 information about Apache Worker MPM vs. Prefork MPM » Installation Suggestions and Modification of Defaults Be sure to install the newest version of APC, 3.1.9 as of the last revision of this post (I assume you know how to install and configure all the packages mentioned in this post): pecl ins… 2, 0, 0, 0 and 259.46

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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 # # # Cache size: in bytes, optionally using… 3, 0, 0, 0 and 155.67

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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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University Website and Blog Redesign

This was a team project for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, my alma mater and current employer. I was hired by UTC as web development specialist in late 2012, and worked with a cross-discipline team on the redesign, information architecture, 10,000 page migration to CMS and user training for over 300 web editors. The design was built on Bootstrap, a versatile framework that includes a flexible, responsive grid system, icon font, and… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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Farm to Table Restaurant Website

Joe Naturals Farm Store Cafe is a “farm to table” cafe and natural foods store located in historic Leiper’s Fork, near Franklin, TN. The owners contacted me through a fellow farmer with whom I have worked on several web projects. Joe Natural's website The website project was languishing, after being abandoned by a designer who lacked knowledge of WordPress template coding. The site needed better integration with WordPress,… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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

…e 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 for a given server, unless the hardware, software, accounts, network and traffic are identical to a previously configured server… therefore it is impossible to give a configuration which will cov… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 51.89

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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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