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

… (the formula works well as a basic guide… but does not take into account PHP memory requirements… see Ovidiu’s comment below). MySQL Tuning Is More Difficult: Trial and Error To test your MySQL server performance, you may try: mysqltuner: (or for the script only) MySQL Tuning… 53, 4, 4, 0 and 4278.35

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

…oomla 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 under FCGId, then you […]

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

…ntials. https://yourhost.tld/phpmyadmin 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 […]

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

…ations were limiting the number of concurrent user sessions the server could handle. Changed PHP to run as FastCGI (fcgid) and recompiled Apache to better handle the needs of a high traffic WordPress site. Configured a large MySQL table and query cache based on performance and load testing. Configured Amazon CloudFront Content Distribution Network, page […]

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

…d to be cleaned up after some period of inactivity.” Nginx support on Virtualmin is working well, and it is reported that the lead developer, Jamie Cameron, is working on a php-fpm implementation, which should increase performance and lessen memory requirements. Let’s hope this rumor is true! W3 Total Cache Settings Provided you use the […]

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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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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…nish) # Configuration file for varnish # # /etc/init.d/varnish expects the variable $DAEMON_OPTS to be set from this # shell script fragment. # # # Maximum number of open files (for ulimit -n) NFILES=131072 # # Locked shared memory (for ulimit -l) # Default log size is 82MB + header MEMLOCK=82000 # # Maximum size […]

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Content Management – Search Engine Optimization – Servers – Hosting – Chris Gilligan

Web and search engine optimization (SEO) services WordPress development high performance hosting site and server performance tuning Decades of experience developing and hosting websites, from small local sites with only a few html pages, to high-traffic sites with thousands of users and pages.  I’ve been building websites since the early days of the world wide […]

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