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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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Wordpress Installation on Two Servers - Loadbalancing

I have to install wordpress (One Blog, one domain, for e.g. mycompany.com/blog) on two servers sharing one database on a different server, these two servers are behind a loadbalancer and the db would ...
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Optimize apache for 10K+ wordpress views a day on 2GB RAM E6500 CPU

I have a dedicated server with apache/php on ubuntu serving my Wordpress blog with about 10K+ pageviews a day. I have W3TC plug in installed with APC. But every now and then server stop responding or ...
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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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How do I obscure my Wordpress install via htaccess?

(I am aware that security via obscurity is not recommended). I am trying to hide the fact that I am using Wordpress. This post is helpful, but it only addresses the content (sort of). I am interested ...
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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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Un-tar a specific directory inside of a tar

I have the Wordpress tar, latest.tar.gz. Within it is the following structure /wordpress/dirtories/files When I do the following command I would prefer if I could have it unpack starting at ...
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MySQL Table does not support optimize

My Wordpress tables appear to be in need of optimization so I looked into the commmand OPTIMIZE TABLE . When I run the command I get the following results: Table does not support optimize, doing ...
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Is it Secure to Grant Apache User Ownership of Directories & Files for Wordpress

I'm currently setting up WordPress on an Ubuntu server 12 everything runs fine but there is an issue when it comes to automatically updating and uploading media via WP as Apache "www-data" user does ...
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Different nginx rules based on referrer

I'm using WordPress with WP Super Cache. I want visitors who come from Google (That inlcudes all country specific referrers like google.co.in, google.co.uk and etc.) to see uncached contents. There ...
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Wordpress: Problem installing on dedicated windows server 2008/IIS7

I'm having trouble with installing Wordpress on a dedicated Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 R2. I've installed Wordpress Version 2.9.2 from Web platform installer 3.0. After installation when I ...
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1 EC2 instance per website - manage multiple websites on Amazon cloud using EC2

I'm managing multiple websites, most based on WordPress and all are based on LAMP stack. I'm moving all my websites to Amazon cloud. I'm new to AWS and my plan is moving 1 website by one, starting ...
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Syncing multiple wordpress web servers in a farm

My company will shortly be setting up a blog, and I'm planning on setting up two web servers to host the wordpress website for redundancy. Normally when we do releases to a site in a farm we push to ...
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Nginx infinite redirect loop

Why is http://compassionpit.com/blog/ going through an infinite redirect loop? Here's my nginx conf file. The site is run by a nodejs server on port 8000 and Apache serves up the blog (wordpress) ...
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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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Rails with phusion passenger and wordpress

We had a site developed using on ruby on rails. It had Website Web services for mobile app Admin panel to manage data. We started using wordpress to manage site content. We have finished ...
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./kernelupdates 100% cpu usage

I have a CENTOS6 server running with some wordpress & tomcat websites. In the last two days it has been crashing continuously. After investigation we found that kernelupdates binary consuming 100% ...
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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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`ps` and `bin/bash su` in ps aux output

I have a shared server (amazon ec2 micro powered by bitnami) with a web application (Wordpress), which is showing low performance lately (with relatively stable traffic and usage). The only suspitious ...
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Nginx + WordPress : 414 Request-URI Too Long

I use Nginx with php-fpm on my server to run my Wordpress blog. When someone share my website on Facebook, some parameters are added by Facebook and the URL looks like : ...
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Scaling server cluster setup

I'm in middle of re-building a website that currently gets about 4mil+ visitors a month (and that's going straight up lately). It's currently being run and hosted by an external company, but we're ...
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One Wordpress install (multisite) or multiple installs?

I manage a server for a client who has several Wordpress blogs. They all precariously balance on PHP/FastCGI/nginx and it all works at the moment, just using a little more RAM than I'd normally be ...
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Linode w/ Google Apps - how to get mail from PHP working?

I have a CentOS Linode instance that I'm running as a LAMP stack. I'm also using Google Apps for email. I have my MX records pointing at google's servers and everything is working in terms of relaying ...
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Wordpress behind reverse proxy

Our organization is remaking it's site. Someone had set up new site on new server. It can be accessed after putting an entry in /etc/hosts. And works perfectly when accessed this way. But since most ...
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“The server closed the connection without sending any data”

Server setup The problem Diagnostic information What I've tried Specific Help needed 1. I have the following server setup: (Running in a VM using Hyper-V) Debian Squeeze Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 ...
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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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Wordpress on AS/400

My client needs one clarification before assigning a job. Is it possible to run Wordpress on AS/400? Thanks
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How did they hack my Wordpress sites

I have many wordpress sites hosted in a Bluehost shared hosting environment. Recently when I searched one of the sites in Google, it said "The site might be compromised". I got alerts from Google ...
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Server recommendation for startup company… Cloud or not?

I have some general questions regarding the "best" way to deploy a web application (and host wordpress blog) for a small startup company with limited capital. Right now we have a simple Ubuntu ...
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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 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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Endless Redirect Loop with AWS ELB and wordpress site using wordpress https plugin

I have configured an AWS ELB to point to my Ubuntu Server running the Wordpress 3.2.1. Everything worked great on the server until I put it behind a load balancer. I setup the load balancer to ...
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What privileges does a MySQL User need for Wordpress?

I need to create a new MySQL user to manage my wordpress site. What privellages are needed for wordpress? I assume INSERT is also needed and maybe DROP? Example GRANT SELECT ON database.* TO ...
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How much memory would be needed for a Wordpress site with 8.000 hits per day with the occasional spike? [duplicate]

I'm running a Wordpress site with about 8.000 hits per day, which occasionally spikes to 12.000 hits. I'm currently considering a VPS server. My setup is WP with Apache and MySQL. Can anyone ...
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Abnormal sendmail activity using up the server memory on my Ubuntu 12.04 server

Environment Rackspace Ubuntu 12.04 Wordpress MySql The issue I have been experiencing quite serious out-memory-issues in the last couple of days. While I resolved one possible cause the issue I ...
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Thousands of visits a day from untraceable traffic to website - Serious issue

At the end of January we noticed a spike in traffic to what JetPack stats says was home/archive page and what Google was classifying as going to /gaming/ which is an archive list in WordPress. This ...
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Wordpress - Administering users on a blog

As a wordpress blog administrator, I create the user accounts. What are the differences between these role types in wordpress?: Subscriber Administrator Editor Author Contributor I want to add ...
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Nginx HHVM Wordpress issue with PHP Execution in one intermediate subdirectory

I have a weird situation with one of my websites, still in development in AWS. I have nginx 1.9.9 with HHVM 3.6.6-1.amzn1.x86_64 on a t2.micro. It's not publicly accessible. I have a custom written ...
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Load balancing Wordpress on Amazon Web Services: Managing changes

I am relatively new to Amazon Web Services and I am trying to get my head around how Elastic Load Balancing will work in context of my wordpress setup. In addition, I would like some advice on ...
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How do I change the Envelope From in Postfix?

Linux server that uses Postfix to send mail via Amazon SES. When sending email from Wordpress, the emails are rejected due to an improper Envelope From address. How can I configure Postfix to always ...
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.htaccess file hacked, how to prevent this in future? [closed]

The hacker added a code in .htaccess file to redirect all search engine traffic to a malware website. I am now investigating this incident and trying to find out security loop holes. My situation is ...
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Using nginx + wordpress with all wordpress files in a subdirectory

My Setup I am running nginx 0.7.67 on Debian Lenny as a webserver, not as a reverse proxy. I am using php5-fpm to handle my PHP requests, which works fine. My Aim I would like to have a WordPress ...
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How do I host a WordPress site in a virtual directory on IIS 7?

I have an ASP.NET website running on IIS 7. I would like to host a WordPress site in a folder on this site (/blog). I know that I can run WordPress on IIS, I just don't know if anyone has tried this ...
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Denying folder in Nginx causing PHP-FPM to not take precedence

The title says it all, but I have a very interesting problem that I am quite confused on. Basically, I have a simple WordPress installation, and I wish to deny a folder (along with all files in the ...
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IIS7 and URLRewrite is failing with Wordpress 3.1.1 Redirects

I'm having an interesting issue with the migration to wordpress 3.1.1 multisite and the url rewrite rules. the index.php routing, as well as the ms-files.php?file= rules are failing across the board. ...
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How to trace possible SQL injection attack?

We just had one of our (fairly important) wordpress databases inexplicably dropped. Fortunately we keep nightly backups so it's not going to be the end of the world, but I want to avoid or at least be ...
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Running fastcgi->php for a blog subfolder, while rest of site is fastcgi->django

Sort of an odd question but should be pretty easy to solve. I am developing a Django website right now and the client wants a Wordpress blog as well. Because we're under the gun and have other ...
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Failure in PHP_MINIT_FUNCTION(Wincache) with Wordpress, Microsoft Azure and IIS

I'm starting experience very annoying downtimes with my Wordpress installation hosted in a shared environment in Microsoft Azure PAAS, where PHP is executed under IIS. First of all I tried to ...
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Nginx + PHP-FPM Timeouts, almost zero load consumption?

I've got a server running on a Linode with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Nginx 0.7.65, MySQL 5.1.41 and PHP 5.3.2 with PHP-FPM. There is a WordPress blog on it, updated to WordPress 3.2.1 recently. I have made ...
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Continuous POST requests on wordpress login page - hacking attempt?

From today morning, I am witnessing a series of continuous POST requests hitting on one of blog running on wordpress software on my server. Few things about this pattern: These continuous requests ...