…rtual server’s /home/domainname.com/etc/php5/php.ini, add the following configuration: (you may also install memcached, and should install fileinfo for full use of W3 Total Cache) [memcached] ;memcached for distributed servers – e.g. mysql server on separate host ;extension=memcache.so [fileinfo] ;fileinfo is included in PHP 5.3=>… uncomment the following line if using
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…nd auth_type. For a production server, SSL should be ON and auth_type http is better; http auth uses MySQL user/pass combinations to restrict access to user-specific databases.
…cover all applications. Firewall Unnecessary Traffic from Affecting the Server Before you begin performance tuning, please consider using a stateful packet inspection (SPI) firewall & login failure daemon (LFD) for your server: ConfigServer Firewall is an excellent free firewall & LFD. This will help prevent brute force probes, port flooding, DDOS, etc. If you have […]
…lar sites that do not have a solid security and load balancing strategy are subject to crippling traffic from the Internet’s millions of malicious and compromised servers and personal computers. Reconfigured 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 […]
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…ess for ease of development, compatibility with other scripts, etc. Accordingly, the suggested configuration is for WordPress installed in a subfolder. This info also assumes you have successfully installed APC Cache on your server, and set up a clean install of Virtualmin with Nginx as the Alternative Web Server. Switching from Apache to Nginx later […]
…ges, as is the case with a commodity shared hosting server, this will use a lot of memory, and you will need somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-30GB apc.shm_size if you attempt to configure a single APC cache for the entire server. My web hosting server is for a small number of personal clients, so […]
…will require a bit of PHP and MySQL work to generate the RSS feed. This requires some processing, and will introduce a delay in service of the OU Campus PHP page. To avoid this latency, we create cron jobs on the production server to periodically fetch the feeds and cache them locally on the production […]
…of replicated database servers to only allow traffic from within the virtual cloud. Likewise, one could create a cloud group with public facing, load-balanced Varnish reverse proxies that interact with an Apache or NginX app server, and that app server connects to the database cohort. The only publicly-accessible servers would be the web proxies. This […]