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

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 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 previou… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 4371.71

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

…l necessary for low-traffic sites. However, be aware that lower TTL’s can cause more fragmentation. During Testing or Debugging with CMS caching plugins or modules While you are tweaking your opcode settings, and especially if you are using APC with a CMS like WordPress (w3 total cache) or phpbb or joomla, and you are experimenting with settings, or updating plugins or core, you should set apc.stat=1 (on). Restart the web server to load the… 2, 0, 2, 0 and 3813.89

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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)

…figuration 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 is difficult, as is transferring apache virtual server backups. Best to start fresh and build from scratch. Testing the Virtualmin Nginx Modules Virtualmin does not support Nginx and Apache toget… 2, 0, 0, 0 and 2879.88

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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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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…he, 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 Varnish on a separate server, but should also work on a single server with appropriate changes to the port and backend I… 12, 1, 3, 0 and 1945.86

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

…2014, the site will definitely see a huge amount of users. Future plans include changing the architecture of the server to simplify the background processes and implement APC Alternative PHP Cache, or a caching web server front end. Results? I’ll let the publisher speak to that! The site has been as good as “flawless” since, with no downtime, and we couldn’t be happier. Everything is running smoothly and it’s a great… 3, 0, 2, 0 and 1803.16

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APC Cache Considerations for Virtual Hosting Environments

…and fcgiwrapper for every individual virtual host, and so to set an individual configuration for APC per virtual server. However with 200+ virtual hosts all running PHP script packages, 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… 3, 0, 1, 0 and 1608.58

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

…all 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 require: localhost, your local workstation, etc.) For a hosting server with open access, you should have a login failure daemon to block offending IP addresses with multiple failed HTTP logins. ConfigServer Firewall works well, and has modules for cPanel and Webmin. OSSEC is another reactive… 4, 0, 0, 0 and 1037.79

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Punk Rock Music Community

…elatively 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 baddies installing monitoring and administration tools tuning Apache and MySQL for high traffic integrating APC PHP Cache to speed up web pages and provide better concurrenc… 4, 0, 0, 0 and 726.45

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