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 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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How to install redmine in CentOS7

Redmine is one of the most commonly used project management tool. Since it is on RoR, it is assumed to be very stable and reliable. Here I am installing Redmine on a CentOS 7 Server, with Apache as the web server. This is the basic procedure. Install Web server Install Ruby and RubyGems Install Passenger Setup redmine Install WebServer Most of the steps were take from my WP server set up Post, but there is no varnish or Nginx, instead […]

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Software Raid on a Windows Server

Most of the servers in our data center run on CentOS. As Linux admins know, software raid (Raid-z, ZFS etc) in Linux has far surpassed hardware raid in terms of feature set, reliability, and functionality. However, several of our server admins prefer running CentOS and WHM inside virtual private servers (VPS) on a box running Windows Server because that’s the OS they are most comfortable with.

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