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

…igure Nginx to use them. You should add or edit the following URL path locations to nginx.conf for your virtual domain… either by direct edit, or via URL Path Locations in Virtualmin > Services > Configure Nginx Website (see attached image…). This config is for WP installed in /public_html/wordpress, so you will need to omit or […]

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

…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 YOUR SERVER (test this via terminal command) change ‘virtualmin‘ => 0 to NOT use virtualmin scripts repo! (~line 152) Your custom file should now look like […]

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

APC INFO Monitor My Virtualmin Amazon Linux 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 […]

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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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APC Cache Considerations for Virtual Hosting Environments

APC cache does not work well in a virtual hosting environment unless PHP is running as FCGID, and every individual virtual host has a unique PHP.ini and a unique fcgiwrapper. This is not the case with many virtual hosting environments because the memory and CPU requirements are too great. I suggest using Virtualmin for a […]

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

…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 erase phpMyAdmin Set up EPEL repo: Find the latest epel-release at rpm -Uvh On Amazon Linux, epel-release is al… 2, 0, 0, 0 […]

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Auto Mailer Form with Validation and reCAPTCHA

…the example pages. Installation: put the downloaded folder in a public_html space that’s running PHP 5+. Note that there are different packages for PHP 5.3, so get the correct flavor of version 3. This example works with PHP 5.3. I have created an example form that includes most of the different types of inputs, all […]

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SSL and CloudFront CDN Support for WebFonts via .htaccess

…cross-site attacks, but you can allow this via Apache mod_headers, to allow your specific CloudFront (or other) domain, specified in the .htaccess file. Some sites have suggested using “*” wildcards to allow all domains… but obviously this is a security issue: with this Header, you are granting JavaScript clients basic access to your resources. I […]

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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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