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

Virtualmin now includes support for Nginx web server. I deploy many WordPress sites with W3 Total Cache and APC Alternative PHP Cache, so I was very interested to see how Nginx performance compares to Apache for WordPress, and whether APC and W3TC would play nice with Nginx. I prefer to install WordPress in public_html/wordpress for […]

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

…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 […]

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

…g overall server performance. Joomla and PHPbb have code that is pre-optimized with hooks for APC, but WordPress requires a plugin called W3 Total Cache. First Things First Please read my posts about APC on commodity virtual hosting servers and Apache and MySQL performance tuning before you begin. If you are running your virtual servers […]

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

…custom script installer with plugins and themes: Download & unzip add some themes and plugins folders in /wp-content/ zip as Create a copy of /usr/libexec/webmin/virtual-server/scripts/ name the copy — this is important because the script requires proper id download example script (with all of the below already completed) edit to give […]

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

I have been working on a Varnish front-end for Apache, 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 […]

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

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

…repo due to some recent problems, but if you still need rpm forge repo: exclude=phpMyAdmin php-php-gettext Install 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 […]

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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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Chris Gilligan Web Developer, Information Architect, Web Server Administrator, Media Producer web • video • print 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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