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Fail2Ban Regex for RedHat, Fedora, CentOS and Amazon Linux 2013

…years. Moving to Amazon Web Services presented a challenge, however. I’ve yet to figure out how to use CSF on AWS, so I’ve backtracked to my old standby, Fail2Ban. “Out of the box,” Fail2Ban for CentOS & other RedHat downstream distros only provides protection against SASL login failures. But with a little work and research, one can successfully configure many more “jails” for the malicious traffic. To take… 5, 1, 0, 0 and 363.98

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

APC INFO Monitor My Virtualmin CentOS 5.6 Virtual Private Server runs several virtual domains with PHP under FCGId using APC for opcode caching: Joomla, PHPbb, WordPress, etc . APC is somewhat challenging to configure properly with fcgid-enabled virtual domains, but it is quite helpful to optimize system resources and prevent traffic surges on one site from affecting overall server performance. Joomla and PHPbb have code that is pre-optimized w… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 311.99

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

…to experiment with Nginx, and you already have a Virtualmin Pro license, you are permitted to set up Virtualmin on a second server for testing and migration. I run the extra Virtualmin Pro system on a VPS that I use for backups, slave DNS, and testing. 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 Pl… 4, 0, 0, 0 and 208

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

…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 should be running SSL on your host. Otherwise, change the ForceSSL line in the config file provided below… Install phpMyAdmin from EPEL repository Uninstall current PMA: yum eras… 1, 1, 1, 0 and 194.99

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WordPress Fail2Ban RegEx for RedHat, CentOS, Amazon Linux

VacantServer WordPress sites are getting hammered with bad logins and probes. We’ve implemented a plugin to log failed login attempts to syslog, and a Fail2Ban filter for the same. If you run these on RedHat, you’ll need some additional configuration info… here it is: WordPress login failure regex (error_log):

Apache nohome regex (error_log):

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Punk Rock Music Community

…nce and user base, Punktastic needed a more reliable and robust web server, so they made the move to a dedicated CentOS 5 series web server with 3GB RAM. While this is a relatively low-end box, it has plenty of horsepower for a single WordPress site and phpBB3 forum. Punktastic.com web site For this GIG, I soloed on… transferring the site from a WAMP development server to the live LAMP server configuring an active firewall to block the ba… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 52

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Apache config for Worker MPM vs Prefork MPM

…er had much better memory usage under Worker MPM, however: some scripts (squirrelmail, phpmyadmin) do not work on a per-domain basis and must be run direct to the actual server process with symlinked directories. This is much more efficient but less convenient for virtual domain owners some /dev processes took on strange group permissions, getting the gid of the first user in the apache group. browser caching was not well supported… the d… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 52

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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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