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How To Add Varnish In Front Of An NGINX Front End Proxy With Apache On DirectAdmin, That’s WordPress-Friendly

Start with Poralix’s NGINX + Varnish + Apache on Directadmin powered server post as an overall guide First, Add the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository to your server and straight after that, install Varnish using Yum. Focus on the section titled Varnish 4.1 Switch back to the overall guide and finish the installation… Continue Reading

WordPress Brute Force Login Flood

Yesterday morning my web server suffered its worst Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack yet. For two hours 893 separate IP’s continually hammered my cloud VPS server and pretty much sent it crying to mama. I could barely connect to it. I decided the only thing that could bring temporary relief would be to reboot… Continue Reading

A New, Sustainable WooThemes

The Announcement Woothemes announced today that it will significantly change the way it licenses and supports its products. Which is a good thing. Their original business model was unsustainable, as are all WordPress-based businesses with lifetime support and updates models. Formidable, I love you so, but for your own sake I hope you see the… Continue Reading

Static Subdomains With WordPress Multisite Wildcard Subdomains

Best of Both Worlds: Static Subdomains With WordPress Multisite Wildcard Subdomains Scenario: Let’s say you have a few existing non-WordPress sites that are hosted in subdomains alongside a WordPress site hosted on the root. Not an entirely alien scenario, I have a couple domains with a similar setup. In my case the subdomains house¬†utility software… Continue Reading

Matt Mullenweg at WordCamp San Diego

The inaugural WordCamp San Diego was held July 16 and who should attend but Mr. WordPress himself, Matt Mullenweg. I was on the edge of my seat, like a fanboy at Comicon (okay, not that bad), listening to his responses during the townhall-style Q&A session at the end of the WordCamp. I have to say,… Continue Reading