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Nginx also likes to throw a 403 error and close the connetction

Methods To Lock Down WordPress wp-admin, and Accessing it Using SOCKS5 Proxy

It’s as simple as this: have SSH listen on the standard port 22, and when you check your server logs, you see all sorts of random people trying to login to your server….

SPEED!

Web Acceleration with Varnish 3.0

In this article we’ll setup a ready-to-deploy WordPress-compatible Varnish service as our HTTP reverse caching proxy, and have it cache the desktop and mobile themes separately. Our original WordPress recipe had a place…

Speed up your cloud

Speed up Your Cloud with Memcached

Is your website running into performance bottlenecks? Does the database or backend feel like a really expensive resource, even though you’ve got a huge cluster set up to improve parallel processing? Read on…

Serving WordPress from a Debian-powered Nginx

WordPress on Nginx, Part 2: vhost, MySQL & APC Configurations

Last time around we made our Debian VPS ready with the LEMP recipe. Let’s now configure the stack and migrate over the old WP website. What good a website with a “Welcome to…

Preparing a Debian-based LEMP server

WordPress on Nginx, Part 1: Preparing VPS the Debian Way

In this first part, we deal with the LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP) stack recipe and set up the basic server after installing the required packages. It started off thus: The theme developer…

LAMP time!

Setting up a LAMP Server Remotely

It’s been said a million times over — Linux is awesome on servers! With over 60 per cent of the Web’s servers gunning away on the mighty penguin, the robust, resilient, scalable and…

Supercharged WordPress

Supercharge Your Self-Hosted WordPress Blog with Nginx & FastCGI

If you are running WordPress on a VPS, you’ve got all the power in the world to run the site exactly the way you want. If you know how to use that power,…

Openfiler

Storage Management using Openfiler, Part 4

In the previous article in the series on Openfiler, we discussed configuring RAID. Here, we will proceed with the installation and configuration of iSCSI. This article assumes that Openfiler 2.3 has been configured…

It's time we file

Storage Management using Openfiler, Part 3

The first article of this series discussed basic installation and configuration; the second described some advanced Openfiler features including bonded interfaces and RAID 1 data storage, with some important setup instructions and troubleshooting…

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

The Comprehensive LAMP Guide — Part 3 (PHP)

PHP, the “P” in LAMP, is a recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. It is the most widely used programming language for Web applications because of its ease of learning, implementation and wide…

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