Troubleshoot memory issues on CentOS 7 web server


by Danila Vershinin, September 29, 2017

Current status of this article is open draft of sorts ๐Ÿ™‚ Who knows will understand :p Sometimes I have to deal with alien servers. Those are servers which were initially setup not by me. Of course, I can install things properly and they couldn’t :). So I have to fix and fix whatever they have […]

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Stop Google Analytics SPAM bots and reduce server load


by Danila Vershinin, September 17, 2017

Reduce server load easily by configuring nginx to discard unknown hostnames. Fight those Google Analytics spam bots!

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PHP and HTTP caching


by Danila Vershinin, September 16, 2017

I figure there isn’t much all-in-one information on the subject and this will be a constant draft with my findings. PHP 7 and caching headers PHP itself alters Cache-Control headers only when all conditions are true at the same time during request: session_start() has been called session.cache_limiter has default value of nocache It adds 3 […]

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Linode: why I love this VPS provider


by Danila Vershinin, September 14, 2017

Linode is my provider of choice for the following reasons.

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Fake Speed


by Danila Vershinin, September 12, 2017

My always up-to-date list of optimization fakers out there.

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Nginx: Disable logging of Magento security probes


by Danila Vershinin, August 8, 2017

Disable logging of Magento 1.x security probes in Nginx configuration. Uses map Nginx feature to conditionally log requests to Magento.

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How to Reset WordPress Password


by Danila Vershinin,

How to reset Wordpress password easily. Use either SQL queries in Phpmyadmin or MySQL terminal. Or use the excellent WP-CLI command line utility

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Nginx SELinux Configuration


by Danila Vershinin, August 7, 2017

Nginx SELinux configuration will make sure that your server is secure and compliant with PCI standards.

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MariaDB: replicate single database. Tutorial and gotchas


by Danila Vershinin, July 16, 2017

Setup MySQL slave replication with few easy steps. Some gotchas on MySQL replication lag and how to fix it.

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cPanel is a big no-no


by Danila Vershinin, July 15, 2017

Servers with cPanel might be easier to manage… if you’re not serious to build a decent website.

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