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

…rtual servers). Instead, enable APC on a per-domain basis by modifying the respective /home/ — your httpd.conf or virtual.conf should look something like this for each virtual domain. ServerName ServerAlias DocumentRoot /home/chris/public_html ErrorLog /var/log/serversoftware/chrisgilligan.com_error_log CustomLog… 21, 1, 4, 0 and 1738.08

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

…system on a VPS that I use for backups, slave DNS, and testing. The Nginx modules are also available for the free Virtualmin GPL version. To install the modules, go to Virtualmin Package Updates (wbm-virtualmin-nginx and wbm-virtualmin-nginx-ssl). WordPress Plugins for this Setup W3 Total Cache — adds opcode cache, minification, browser cache and page cache […]

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Automated WordPress Installation Via Custom Virtualmin Script Installer

Updated: please read instructions again and find link to new example file. WordPress (or any other script) can automatically install during Virtualmin > Create Virtual Server. Virtualmin automatically creates users, MySQL database, and installs WordPress in the public_html root, then gives a link to the WordPress Installer. You can even create a custom installer with […]

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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

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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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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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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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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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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