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How much free memory should I have on my webserver? [duplicate]

I have a webserver that's currently hosting two Wordpress sites and some java-based collaboration software. The server has 2G of memory and is currently using about 1.8G of the available memory. ...
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How can I get around using alias in nginx?

Due to a long-standing bug in nginx I was advised to switch my alias directive with a root directive. Unfortunately this now breaks my static files, which are located in a different directory to my ...
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Apache, nginx, or lighttpd? [closed]

I am going to be live blogging from an event and expect huge spikes in traffic. I am currently using apache with modphp and it died last year under heavy traffic and I don't want it to happen again. ...
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How do I decode this WordPress hack? [closed]

I found an offending string in a client's WordPress-powered website, and I just want to know what it does. ...
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How to enable automatic update in wordpress running on IIS7 and Windows 2008?

I have a dedicated server using Windows 2008 and IIS7 running 5 blogs with Wordpress. I can't use the autoupdate feature of the wordpress neither the automatic plugin instalation. I believe I must ...
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Allow WordPress to Update on Local Apache2 Install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best linux permissions to use for my website? I'm having an issue that I can't seem to find an answer for, i've already scoured Google & SF and haven't ...
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trouble backing up large mysql database

I have a wordpress MU database with something like 10,000+ tables for various user's blogs. I need to upgrade wordpress MU to newest version, but want to backup the DB before hand. PHPMyAdmin fails ...
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Using Virtual Domains with WordPress and Cherokee Web Server

I'm trying to configure WordPress to work with Cherokee Web Server. The multi-site set up in WordPress is yyy.com and uses 'sub-domains'. Thus, I have sites like aaa.yyy.com, bbb.yyy.com - they all ...
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Database Connection Error

Recently this has been happening every so often...say once a day for about 10 minutes. All the pages on my website load up as a blank page with big text DATABASE CONNECTION ERROR. I try to login to ...
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Which PHP (opcode) cache one should use and why?

I keep hearing about some PHP (opcode) caches like - APC, XCache, Memcache, eAccelerator, etc. But I couldn't ever figure out how to go about choosing one. Apart from performance benefit, which a ...
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The strange case of Mr. Time To First Byte

I've got a webserver on a Linode 1024 VPS based on Ubuntu 11.10 Nginx 1.0.5 PHP 5.3.6 (with PHP-FPM, APC) Varnish 3.0.2 And a couple of blogs there based on WordPress 3.3.1. One of them is a ...
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Blank Page: wordpress on nginx+php-fpm

Good day. While this post discusses a similar setup to mine serving blank pages occasionally after having made a successful installation, I am unable to serve anything but blank pages. There are no ...
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PHP-CGI Started Serving Blank Pages

My PHP-CGI started serving blank pages for no apparent reason until I restarted the process. I want to know why. Unfortunately the "production" configuration file of PHP has no error_log by default. ...
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HA web cluster setup

I'm setting up a highly available web cluster, I'm planning to start out with 2 web servers connected to shared storage (perhaps via NFS). What's the best way of implementing this? Should the web ...
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Alternative to multiple WordPress installs (and not using WordPress-mu)

I run several instances of WordPress on a server for managing blogs across multiple domains (also hosted on the same server). Some domains are even utilizing multiple WordPress instances just as ...
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How do I optimize a high traffic Wordpress website?

I am running a wordpress based site which is now hosted on (mt) under DV-Extreme package 2GB+256MB addon RAM. It a muti author site where people are engaged in writing posts, comments, updating status ...
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Nginx as a reverse proxy + Apache or completely cut out Apache? (WordPress Multisite)

I am starting a WordPress multisite network with domain mapping and I am trying to think through my server set up. Right now, I only have one medium sized VPS but hopefully I will need to add more ...
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nginx vs lighttpd for wordpress

Which web server would be more suitable for running a few instances of wordpress? They are both pretty easy to setup, so I am wondering mostly about performance. Would there be a difference? I think ...
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Why doesn't nginx like my $args?

I have a WordPress site located at mysite.com/blog, the files of which are located in /var/www/mysite/wordpress. Why, when I visit mysite.com/blog/test, does my nested location block only get hit if I ...
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postfix sending mails to unknown addresses

I was checking my munin tables and saw a huge list of deferred mails in postfix and looking into /var/log/mail.log gave me an idea: I am sending mails to unknown mail addresses: Dec 23 08:21:32 ...
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CakePHP and Wordpress on Nginx PHP-FPM

I'm trying to configure both CakePHP and a wordpress blog on the same server. CakePHP here: http://site.com/ Wordpress blog here: http://site.com/blog/ What works: The whole CakePHP app and going ...
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Another website in a IIS subfolder

A friend of mine has an ASP.NET site hosted on windows server with IIS7 web server. He wants to install a wordpress blog without using subdomains for SEO reasons. In practice, he would like to have a ...
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Low-traffic WordPress website on Apache keeps crashing server [closed]

I have recently moved my low-moderate traffic (1000 UAUs, 5000 pageviews on a busy day) website from shared hosting to a Centos 6 64-bit VPS with Apache and cPanel running on 4 quad-core processor ...
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Configure apache rewrite to offer home page at root, when rest of site is at subdir?

For legacy reasons, I have a wordpress site that primarily lives at a subdirectory: http://www.zmxmusic.com/site . However, it also serves the home page at http://www.zmxmusic.com . I don't have ...
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setup nginx to serve django and wordpress blog as subdirectory

upstream django { server unix:///home/ubuntu/web/www.mysite.com/uwsgi-tutorial/mysite/mysite.sock; # for a file socket } server { listen 80; server_name mysite.com www.mysite.com; ...
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Nginx and Wordpress permalinks are broken if blog is not in root

So I have installed nginx and Wordpress on my server. However, my blog is not in domain root. (e.g. example.com/blog and contents are in /var/www/example.com/blog) I am using settings below in nginx ...
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Selinux blocks wordpress in CentOS 6.3

I installed wordpress 3.5 to CentOS 6.3 using command: yum install wordpress and started httpd. Now I can see the following error in apache log: PHP Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening ...
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Wordpress (nginx cache + Apache + fcgid) pegging all 8 CPUs

I have a WordPress multi-user site that pegs all of my CPUs at more than 90% usage: top - 12:02:58 up 55 days, 5:25, 10 users, load average: 20.51, 15.66, 14.90 Tasks: 294 total, 24 ...
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Wordpress website with extremely slow response (only for the first request)

I've a weird issue with my wordpress website ( http://rohitnair.info/) . The "first request" takes ages to respond. Any subsequent responses behave normally. Things I've observed while debugging ...
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Server hitting high loads and becoming very slow

all. I recently installed WordPress on a server of mine and ever since then my server has been acting very sporadic and becoming extremely slow-- sometimes even hitting a load average of 20!! At ...
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Hosts file entries for multiple domains on VPS?

mydomain is the main domain (in Plesk, Media Temple MT VPS), and under that are several Wordpress sites, like mysite1.com, mysite2.com, etc. Problem is that I get lots of these errors in httpd's ...
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I've been hacked, and now I'm a bit confused about some things

I noticed yesterday that my site has been hacked, and I'm really confused about some things at this point. All of the files - as far as I can tell - that were edited or added were done so with a ...
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Trying to find bottleneck… 60k onsite visitors

I know this will be hard, but I'm willing to try the Q&A route. I have a Wordpress site that currently has 60,000 visitors on the site at once. I'm using an EC2 m3.xlarge, php/php-fpm 5.5.10, ...
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how to setup wordpress blog on AWS EC2

I setup an aws EC2 instance and installed wordpress as mentioned in the docs.(http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/hosting-wordpress.html) I assigned a static external IP Elastic IP: ...
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Mapping godaddy domain with AWS EC2

I have a word-press website running on EC2. I have a domain registered with godaddy. I used the elastic IP from AWS EC2 to set up A record. The problem is, only the main page shows ...
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nginx virtual host redirects to localhost

I have an nginx configuration where the virtual host keeps getting redirected to the localhost. I have tested and reloaded the configuration, /etc/hosts is doing the current name resolution, and I ...
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High memory usage of WordPress hosted on DreamHost VPS

Recently I see very high memory usage on VPS servers hosting my blog at DreamHost. There is not traffic increase in the recent months, but the memory usage is pushed by 250 MB. I tried looking at most ...
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How To Find Reasons of Why Site Goes Online/Offline

Seems today a website I manage has been going online and offline throughout the entire day. I have no idea what is causing the issue so I am seeking guidance on where to start. It is a Wordpress based ...
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DNS issue on Fedora 12? wget wordpress.org fails where wget www.google.com works

I'm administering a Fedora 12 box, but am quite new to networking specifics. Recently one of our WordPress apps hosted on our server has stopped being able to perform its auto-update or auto-download ...
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Nginx 301 redirection for WordPress after migration

We recently did a migration from a "custom CMS" (coded from scratch) to our current technology news/reviews site, MuyComputerPRO, which we installed in WordPress a couple of weeks ago. The migration ...
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.htaccess - how to tell wordpress to ignore a directory

My wordpress website has seo friendly urls like http://mysite.com/mywebpage . I installed wordpress in my /var/www directory. However, on my server, I also have a directory called /var/www/mywebpage ...
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My Wordpress site being hack by modifying the .htaccess [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My server's been hacked EMERGENCY I'm going crazy right now and I don't know what to do. I've did a Google search about those hackers where they using .htaccess to ...
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Hosting service with WordPress auto-install [closed]

I recently started a WordPress blog on MyDomain (which offers WordPress auto-installation). Being a newbie to hosted blogging, I prefer using a host service that will have WordPress auto-installation. ...