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

APC INFO Monitor My Virtualmin CentOS 5.6 Virtual Private 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 server performance. Joomla and PHPbb have code that is pre-optimized w… 1, 0, 0, 0 and 2386.94

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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 ease of development, compatibility with other scripts, etc. Accordingly, the suggested configuration is for WordPr… 5, 0, 0, 0 and 1556.69

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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 a set of plugins and themes. To create a custom script installer with plugin… 4, 0, 0, 0 and 1128.6

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Remote publishing to WordPress from Facebook via RSS

Most WordPress developers know you can use one of several plugins to publish from WordPress to a Facebook wall, app or fan page. Did you know you can also do the opposite? You can publish from Facebook to WordPress by using the FeedWordPress plugin and the RSS feed from your fan page. This can be handy for clients who want to keep their site updated with blog posts, or share links and information, but don’t necessarily want to spend the ti… 2, 0, 0, 0 and 972.93

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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 shared hosting environment with APC cache, because it does allow to set php.ini and fcgiwrapper for every individual virtual h… 2, 0, 1, 0 and 869.16

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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 Cache. This configuration is for Varnish on a separate server, but should also work on a single serve… 4, 0, 0, 0 and 869.15

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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):

Apache nohome regex (error_log):

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WordPress Content Management

…#8217;t need the power of a full-blown Content Management System, and want a site that’s easier to manage, WordPress is a great choice. It’s just right for small businesses and non-profit 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. ChrisGilligan.com is powered by WordPress, and so are many… 9, 1, 1, 0 and 609.7

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Fail2Ban Regex for RedHat, Fedora, CentOS and Amazon Linux 2013

…allow traffic to an instance based on IP address, IP block, port, etc. VPC will gateway traffic to and within a virtual cloud; one can create a security group for a cohort of replicated database servers to only allow traffic from within the virtual cloud. Likewise, one could create a cloud group with public facing, load-balanced Varnish reverse proxies that interact with an Apache or NginX app server, and that app server connects to the database… 2, 0, 0, 0 and 467.01

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Chris Gilligan Information Architect, Web Server Administrator, Media Producer web • video • print chris@chrisgilligan.net chrisgilligan.com 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 Linux Apache MySQL PHP web server administration Postfix Dovecot Sendmail […]

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