How to Optimize WordPress for best performance

Being a server admin, I have been receiving a lot of requests to speed up their sites and optimise WordPress installations so that they load very fast.  I am citing a few examples on how to optimize WordPress in a clever way. 1. Choose a light weight theme. The theme is the soul of a WordPress site. If you choose a poorly designed theme,  it will take a lot of time to load and that will slow up your site. […]

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How I migrated a WordPresss site from Openshift to LAMP

One of my clients recently had a requirement to migrate his WordPress site hosted in openshift to a normal server. I offered him a free migration thinking that it could be fairly straightforward, but as I started I realized it is not going to be easy as I thought.

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How to install Webmin on CentOS

 Webmin is a control panel for hosting websites, just like cPanel, but with a nice interface. It is an open source, free system configuration application used for managing UNIX like systems. It has a rich and powerful web based user interface  and is used to administrate the server along with all the popular applications like Apache, BIND, Squid Proxy etc. Webmin is available for almost all popular Unix based operating systems including CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, SUSE, BSD etc. It is […]

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How to install VestaCP on CentOS

Installing Vesta Control Panel on CentOS

VestacP is an open source web hosting control panel which works on RedHat and Ubuntu systems. It’s perfect for inexperienced users because it has a very clean looking interface, it installs very easily and it changes and adjusts the configuration of your hosted sites very easily also. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide on how to install VestaCP on CentOS. Prerequisites Before we begin you need to make sure that you have following prerequisites: 1) A clean install of CentOS 7 […]

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How to install cPanel in CentOS

Its very easy to install cPanel on a CentOS box, and cPanel is the most widely used control panel to manage websites using a graphical interface. Its not free, a VPS license is about 15 USD per month and a dedicated server license is about 30 USD.   It supports installation on CentOS, RHEL and CloudLinux OS. Now, let’s get onto the main part – installing cPanel on your machine… Before we start with the installation part, a very important reminder! […]

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Demystifying the web hosting vocab for a newbie: Control Panel for web hosting

I attended our college reunion last weekend. It’s one of those wonderful times that reminds you how old you are (It’s been ten years since we graduated!) and how our choices over the years have diversified our career choices.  I was discussing my website’s hosting and control panel features, with some of my friends, and most of them had that look, “Come’on Kavitha, we understand all those words separately, but what exactly are you trying to communicate”. Demystifying the web […]

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