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

…his post (I assume you know how to install and configure all the packages mentioned in this post): pecl install apc Choose “no” for internal debugging,  but choose “yes” for the other installation options, including the Experimental options. For W3 Total Cache (WordPress plugin): Page Cache: do not choose APC for the W3TC’s Page Cache, […]

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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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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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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…url ~ “^/wp-(login|admin)” || req.http.Cookie ~ “wordpress_logged_in_” ){ return (pass); } # accept purges from w3tc and varnish http purge if (req.request == “PURGE”) { return (lookup); } # # don’t cache search results if( req.url ~ “\?s=” ){ return (pass); } # # always pass through posted requests and those with basic auth if […]

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

…ing on a dedicated server with 8GB RAM, it was crashing frequently under load. The developer tried implementing APC Alternative PHP Cache and W3 Total Cache, but these measures turned out to be incompatible with some of the custom PHP code and the software architecture of the Cpanel server. Haphazardly implementing randomly suggested “solutions” had […]

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

…ith max_connections set slightly higher than Apache’s maxclients. If you are running database caching via APC, you may lower max_connections, because APC will serve the busiest queries directly from cache. Take Time to Get a Realistic Assessment of MySQL Performance If you have a PHP opcode and database caching strategy (such as APC) implemented on […]

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Social Media Integration

Facebook and Twitter are two very important social media platforms that can seriously improve the reach of your website content. Content Management Systems can be configured to automatically send new content to Facebook and Twitter via RSS feeds, with linkback to your website, which improves traffic. WordPress Sites $500 per site Install Facebook Connect and […]

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