WordPress Tutorial 4: Recommended WordPress Plugins

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis is part 4 in an ongoing series on WordPress. Please see Part 1: WordPress Tutorial 1: Installation Setup and Part 2: WordPress Tutorial 2: Terminology and Part 3: WordPress Tutorial 3: How to Install a New Plugin, Theme, or Widget. __________ Now that you have WordPress installed, understand the interface, and know how to install new parts, let’s take a look at our recommended plugins. Continue reading “WordPress Tutorial 4: Recommended WordPress Plugins”

How and Why: Enabling Apache’s Piped Logging

Reading Time: 3 minutesApache by default logs data directly to log files. While this isn’t a bad thing, it is not your only option. Both Apache 1.x and Apache 2.x bring with them the option of enabling something called “Piped Logging”, though cPanel will only allow you to enable it for version 2.x. Continue reading “How and Why: Enabling Apache’s Piped Logging”

Install memcached on CentOS 5

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Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation because CentOS 5 has reached its end-of-life support.
Memcached is a distributed, high-performance, in-memory caching system that is primarily used to speed up database-heavy sites, but can be used to stores objects of any kind. Continue reading “Install memcached on CentOS 5”

Apache Configuration File Tips

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe default Apache settings that your fully managed VPS or dedicated server cPanel sets upon install are definitely something that can be improved on. With a few small tweaks, the efficiency with which Apache runs with can be greatly improved. Please noted: This article assumes that you are using a Linux server running Apache and cPanel or Plesk, and that you are familiar with editing files from the command line. Continue reading “Apache Configuration File Tips”