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Install nginx as reverse proxy in cPanel

The web-hosting control panel’s default web-server is Apache. cPanel/WHM doesn’t have native support on Nginx, but we can install and configure it so that it will improve the server performance. Why run Apache and Nginx together? Is there any advantage by using Nginx as reverse proxy on Cpanel? Both Apache and Nginx are powerful and effective web-servers. Apache is the topmost webserver …

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Install Memcache onto cPanel running CentOS

Memcached is a service that allows entire database tables to be stored in memory, drastically speeding up queries to those tables and alleviating database load. In WordPress and W3 Total Cache, the Memcached module allows you to store all cache tables in memory. This guide can be used to set up Memcached on CentOS. Install memcached through RPM The easiest way to install …

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Avoiding CPU Speed Scaling – Running CPU At Full Speed

If you have a server on collocation with the super-fast CPU, that doesn’t mean that you get it running at full power. Here is a preamble. When doing inventory of Linux servers, that I’m administering, I’ve found that some of them are running on lower CPU speed, then they could. This can be easily checked with this command: #grep -E …

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