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Web and search engine optimization (SEO) services

I’ve taken a full time web development job, and can no longer offer per-project services. However, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions; I will do my best to answer.

Decades of experience developing and hosting websites, from small local sites with only a few html pages, to high-traffic sites with thousands of users and pages. 

I’ve been building websites since the early days of the world wide web. I know where it came from, and where it’s going. I can handle any level of website from a single page to a fully secure online business system. My clients include educational institutions, small businesses, manufacturers, non-profit organizations and developers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

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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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Punktastic.com web site

Punk Rock Music Community

Punktastic.com is a community powered site that covers punk music in Britain, but is poised to go worldwide. They cover punk and hardcore shows and festivals, and provide album reviews, video interviews and more. With a growing audience and user base, Punktastic needed a more reliable and robust web server, so they made the move […]

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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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SoccerNews.com website

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

SoccerNews.com 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 and […]

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

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 serving static HTML files. This presents challenges in security as well as performance tuning. It is impossible to predict whether a certain configuration will work properly […]

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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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Cpanel Mailman mailing lists: cannot manage lists after migrating to new host

We recently migrated 2 Cpanel servers to VPS. Most things migrated properly and without incident. However, Mailman mailing lists were the exception. Mailing lists appear to have migrated properly, as they show up under WHM and Cpanel and usr/local/ … /list_lists However, when cpanel user clicks Manage link, the following message appears: cpanel1.hosting.com mailing lists […]

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Recursive chmod Tricks

Recursively chmod only directories find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \; Similarly, recursively set the execute bit on every directory chmod -R a+X * The +X flag sets the execute bit on directories only Recursively chmod only files find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \; Recursively chmod only PHP files (with extension .php) find . -type f -name ‘*.php’ -exec chmod 644 {} \;

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