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

…dPress 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 ease of development, compatibility with other scripts, etc. Accordingly, the suggested […]

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

…in httpd.conf’s virtual hosts section. restart apache do some performance testing and raise your server and thread limits to sane levels in httpd.conf If possible, you may wish to run Apache with Worker MPM instead of Prefork MPM. More information about Apache Worker MPM vs. Prefork MPM » Installation Suggestions and Modification of Defaults Be […]

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

…ripts/ name the copy — this is important 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… […]

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WordPress Content Management

…t or service organizations. WordPress grows increasingly powerful, with an active development community building amazing plugins and themes that add to the software’s core functionality. is powered by WordPress, and so are many of my client’s websites. WordPress can also be combined with an existing website to add news, weblink and weblog functions. WordPress […]

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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

…;s efault Apache and MySQL configurations 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 […]

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Farm to Table Restaurant Website

…dPress, including text-based navigation and replacement of scanned layout comps, which were being used for page display & navigation. I reworked the stylesheet to replace image-based text with CSS styled text, integrated WordPress navigation, and then added a few WordPress plugins. Constant Contact API for automated newsletter signup Simple Facebook Connect for Facebook Fan Page […]

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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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