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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

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 […]

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

…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 with hooks for APC, but WordPress requires a plugin called W3 Total Cache. First Things First Please read my […]

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

…because the script requires proper id download example script (with all of the below already completed) edit to give a new name: script_wordpress_desc “Custom WordPress” replace ALL instances of script_wordpress with script_custompress (id to match filename) link to your zip: ‘url’ => “file://localhost/path/to/” (~line 150 after # script_wordpress_files) this must be retrievable via wget from […]

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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

…and aggregator, presenting custom XML feeds for (what else?) soccer news from all over the world. The site has a very active user base, providing content in the forms of editorials and comments on news items. Advertising and sponsored referrals provide the revenue stream. website I was contacted by the publisher after responding to […]

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

…in Create a mysql user, pma, with the password you added to the config file, with no default permissions, on localhost Give pma user all permissions on phpmyadmin database, on localhost Now you have a secure PMA which will work for all mysql users on your host. Version 3.5+ now has Status Monitoring and Advisor. […]

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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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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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