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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 […]

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

…previously configured server… therefore it is impossible to give a configuration which will 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 […]

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

…C is another reactive IPTables firewall with Apache login failure IP blacklisting. For Amazon EC2, a good practice is to create a discrete database server, and only allow access to it inside a VPC security group, or from specific IP addresses enabled in that security group. That way, you can safely Allow from ALL hosts, […]

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Varnish VCL and Config for WordPress with W3 Total Cache

…ion is for Varnish on a separate server, but should also work on a single server with appropriate changes to the port and backend IP settings. Varnish Config (/etc/sysconfig/varnish) # Configuration file for varnish # # /etc/init.d/varnish expects the variable $DAEMON_OPTS to be set from this # shell script fragment. # # # Maximum number […]

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

…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 ease of development, compatibility with other scripts, etc. Accordingly, the suggested configuration is for WordPress installed in a subfolder. This info also assumes […]

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Apache and MySql Performance Tuning for High Traffic WordPress Website on Cpanel is a high traffic WordPress site with over 600,000 unique visitors and over 2,000,000 page impressions per month. It is a content republisher 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 […]

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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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WordPress Fail2Ban RegEx for RedHat, CentOS, Amazon Linux

VacantServer WordPress sites are getting hammered with bad logins and probes. We’ve implemented a plugin to log failed login attempts to syslog, and a Fail2Ban filter for the same. If you run these on RedHat, you’ll need some additional configuration info… here it is: WordPress login failure regex (error_log): ^%(__prefix_line)sAuthentication failure for .* from <HOST>$ […]

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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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