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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….

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…

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,…

Balancing Traffic Across Data Centres Using LVS

In the previous article in this series (‘Data Centre Redundancy’, page 56, April 2009) we got an overview of the architecture associated with data centre redundancy. An important aspect of this is to make sure that the traffic is evenly distributed across all the data centres in order to fully utilise the available capacity. In this concluding article, we will discuss the use of LVS (Linux Virtual Server) to load balance the traffic across data centres.

Building A Highly Available Nginx Reverse-Proxy Using Heartbeat

Last month we discussed how to set up a highly available cluster of Web servers that are load balanced using nginx. One shortcoming in that set-up was the reverse-proxy server itself, which on crashing, will cause the entire Web server cluster to go down. Therefore, we would need to build high-availability in the reverse-proxy server itself.

Building A Highly-Available Web Server Cluster

Getting started with nginx, a powerful HTTP Web server/reverse proxy and IMAP/POP3 reverse proxy.

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