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September 29th in WP Stuff by .

Many top sites run on NGINX these days. While NGINX can make your site run smoother and handle more load, it can’t stop web bots on its own. The good news is you can easily block any bot (good or bad) by making a small change to your configuration file.

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December 8th in Wordpress Tips by .

Here is a problem that we encountered when trying to update our Nginx software: the update was simply overwriting our custom Nginx rules, many of which were created to stop folks from messing with our sites. We use cPanel to manage our domains but were manually updating vhost config files for our domains. Updating them over and over again when you have a couple of sites is not tough. But if you have more than a dozen of sites, the process becomes time-consuming. You just have to find the “createvhosts.py” files to address the issue.

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December 16th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Many WordPress webmasters run their website on Apache. Apache is a great web server. But it is not exactly great for your pocket. There are plenty of lightweight web servers that are faster and could handle more concurrent connections while using less memory. Nginx is one of those. Many large publishing companies use Nginx to improve their sites’ performance.

Mastering Nginx does take a bit of time (Nginx can’t even make sense of your .htaccess files). The good news is there are plenty of resources available for it to save you time preparing your server. These 5 Nginx plugins for WordPress can prove helpful too:

Nginx for WordPress: this plugins helps you run WordPress more smoothly with Nginx. It add support for nginx fastcgi_cache_purge & proxy_cache_purge directive. It is a time saver. [click to continue…]

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October 20th in Wordpress Tips by .

Your WordPress login page is quite attractive to hackers. If they somehow get through your defenses through brute force attacks, you are in trouble. I know many WordPress users that do not take time to protect their wp-login.php file on their website. Here are 3 simple ways to do that:

Limit Login Attempts Plugins: these plugins limit the number of times someone can get username/password pair wrong. It alerts you when your site is under attack and bans abusive IPs. [click to continue…]

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August 2nd in Wordpress Plugins by .

Most WordPress webmasters start their journey on Apache. But they soon realize that while Apache is a powerful web server, it is not the fastest nor the cheapest solution for them. Nginx + PHP-FPM gives you a better chance to make your websites run super fast and keep your hosting costs under control. If you decide to go in that route, you may want to consider installing Nginx Cache Controller. That is after you have optimized your Nginx web server of course.

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October 19th in Wordpress Tips by .

So you want to speed up your WordPress website, saving some money on hosting, and improve your website’s performance? You are going to need Nginx. Nginx is a lightweight server that is already being used by many top sites to serve data in a more reliable fashion. As long as you configure your web-server the correct way, there is no reason you can’t reduce the load on your server and speed up your website dramatically. Interested? Here are 15 resources that can help you install and optimize WordPress on Nginx:

WordPress on Nginx Installation

If you have no idea how to install Nginx and get WordPress up and running on it, these resources can help you out:

  • Dreamhost Nginx Wiki: it gives you a solid background on Nginx and how you can get WordPress up and running on it quickly. It covers URL redirects too.
  • Nginx “how to”: a wonderful resource that teaches you how to configure Nginx to be fast and reliable. The code provided is nice to have.
  • Nginx Wiki: not comprehensive by any means, but it does include some tips to help you get your website up and running without too many problems.
  • HOWTO: Install WordPress on Nginx: a pretty decent guide that walks you through the installation process step by step. It provides you with codes you will need too.
  • Howto nginx + wordpress + ubuntu shortest setup: provides you with a short way to setup your Nginx webserver and get it up and running on Linux. [click to continue…]

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