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Steps to Optimize WordPress in Regard to Server Load?

Besides installing W3 Total Cache or another caching plugin what steps can I take to make sure that my theme and site run as fast as possible.
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What are PHP extensions and libraries WP needs and/or uses?

Codex loosely only mentions PHP version in server requirements, however PHP can be configured in pretty wide range of excluding/including different parts. What are extensions/libraries that: are ...
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Can WordPress be made to support websockets?

Websockets are a cool, cutting-edge technology wrapped into HTML5. Basically, you can open a websocket to enable persistent, 2-way communication with a web server. The client (user interface) can ...
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Optimize apache for WP use

Greetings, I have a WP site with over than 150k pageviews /day. It's running on a Intel Core i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz, with Centos and 4 GB of RAM. The problem is WP consumes too much RAM and after a ...
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Multiple developers / editors working on a site in progress

Background I'm nearing the final stages of constructing my first fairly large WordPress site, and I'm now encountering some friction. For the most part, the site was developed on my local machine and ...
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WAMP vs XAMPP pros/cons - for running a local testing server?

What are the major pros/cons that can help in deciding which of the two to choose: WAMP vs XAMPP for running a local testing server for WordPress? p.s: I now see stackoverflow had a discussion about ...
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Can you host WordPress using Amazon Web Services such as EC2, RDS, EBS etc?

I've been looking into the feasibility of using something like Amazon Web Services for hosting WordPress sites. I was wondering if it was possible and if so what are people's experiences of having ...
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WordPress local development environment

Everything on WordPress is primed for a production server, and hardly mentions info on development stuff. I want to setup a WordPress blog locally so that its good and ready before it goes live. Are ...
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Restricting a Plugin to Only Load its CSS and JS on Selected Pages?

I'd like to cause a plugin to restrict its loading of CSS stylesheets and JavaScript JS files to only those pages for which they are needed. An example for my question is the plugin Contact Form 7 ...
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Upload images to remote server

I am using Wordpress media uploader to upload images and I was wondering if there is a way to make it upload to my remote server instead of my local server? Example: My wordpress blog is hosted on ...
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WordPress keeps asking for connection information in localhost

I tried to find and answer but even though the problem is common I haven't been able to fix it, WP keeps asking me for the FTP info on my local LAMP environment when trying to install, delete or ...
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Apache/Linux configuration changes to make automatic upgrade more straightforward

I've been reading some posts that seem to touch on this (or possibly address it, but it's going over my head). Unix is not my strong suit by a long shot. I have inherited a Fedora server that is a ...
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Multisite behind Varnish

I'm trying to use varnish with a wp 3.0.5 site with Network (Multisite), when I access the varnish URL, I get this message: Multisite only works without the port number in the URL. Do I need a ...
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How to properly secure my Wordpress installation?

I'm currently on my own server (fredericpilon.com) with my own website. Wordpress being kind of a big shot of CMS, it may be targeted by hacks. Any tips and tricks on how to properly secure my ...
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Is it safe to use $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']?

I've looked at other answers and I see that $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] is usually recommended and is the accepted answer for getting the current page URI along with $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']. I looked at ...
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Wordpress .htaccess subdirectory problem

I've been having some issues with my Wordpress install allowing me to access subdirectories, specifically a CodeIgniter install at mydomain.com/codeigniter. I know that technically it should work just ...
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Moving my current wordpress blog to a subdomain

I currently have a blog set up on my domain (eg domain.com), but I would like to move it and all of its contents to a subdomain (eg sub.domain.com). Is there anything I need to watch out for or ...
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Updating servers at once in web cluster

We have a pretty basic load balancing setup with 3 web servers behind a load balancer connected to the same db server and pointing their wp-content/uploads folder to an nfs share. We have the first ...
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How might I setup a development server (local) and a test/production server (remote)

I am thinking, how might I setup a development server locally then when done, upload and sync files + data to test/production server? I think options like siteurl and home in wp_options database table ...
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Why does WordPress get posts from MySQL from a virtual hostname but not the direct hostname?

I'm developing a WordPress site on my Mac, running OS X 10.6.4. I'm using OS X's built-in Apache server to run the site locally during development. I've set up WordPress and connected it to OS X's ...
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How do I test PHP files in WordPress?

I've downloaded a Wordpress theme, but I want to edit it before uploading it to my live server. I read I need to run a server in order to test the PHP files, but I don't know what to use in order to ...
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PHP Code stuck in Cache [Memcached]

Been having a bit of a problem with my site regarding our caching method and my php code not refreshing or flushing. To start, my site is on a dedicated Nginx webserver. I used W3 Total Cache for ...
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Universal problem: first request after ~25 second inactivity always slower (~1 second) than subsequent requests (~1/10sec)

It's something I noticed ever since I started working with WordPress. It's a universal issue, in the sense that it doesn't matter if the WP installation is on my shared hosting account (haven't tried ...
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Can't delete unwanted favicon

I have a favicon that is a remnant of a disactivated wordpress theme. I can't find the favicon file in the theme folder, or the wordpress or server root. I have added my own reference to a new ...
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Can't login after my site was moved to a new server

I'm working on a site which is not attached to a domain name yet, so I access to it through an ugly URL like old_server.something.myprovider.co.uk/.../.../ My provider moved me to a new server so I ...
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WordPress hangs when I publish or update a post [closed]

I've been Googling this for a while: I was on 2.8 when this bug occurred, so first thing I did was finally upgrade to 3.1. It didn't fix anything. Next thing I did was disable all the "Update ...
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what are the chmod rights recommended to give for every folders of wordpress projects

When deploying a wordpress project on a server , what are the rights to set for each folders and files of wordpress for it to be safe and fonctionnal?
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No Thumbnails Generated

I setup WordPress on my own server and it's up and running...one thing that I have noticed is that WordPress doesn't generate any images I upload. Usually when I upload an image through WordPress it ...
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Wordpress installation site folder move to the final site destination

My client have a site : business.com All the files of the old fashion site is there, images, video, html, css. i just made a folder called business.com/cms and installed wordpress here. FOr 2 month ...
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How to change server name on Wordpress Installation?

I am not sure if the title of the question is acurate enough but here it goes. I have set up an Ubuntu server inside a VirtualBox VM, I have enabled port forwarding so when I type on the host ...
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WordPress hosting optimized servers - Is this just a sales gimmick? [closed]

I have always hosted my own websites on my own hardware, this includes WordPress. I always see on shared hosting sites "WordPress Hosting" which looks to be the exact same as their regular hosting ...
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Character encoding issue after changing servers

I recently moved my WordPress-based site from DreamHost VPS to a Linode VPS running Debian + LEMP. After getting the site up again, I noticed many erroneous characters in posts; characters like " and ...
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Split WP install between 2 databases?

Is it possible for Wordpress to work from two databases? The reason I ask is that we're approaching our 100mb limit for database size on our host (1and1) but have up to 100 databases, so what I was ...
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problems with wordpress and php version 5.3.3-1

I recently installed a server with new php version - 5.3.3-1 and when I imported wordpress site and database, there were some problems with plugin settings - some of them were reset. In pagenavi ...
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Force Cron to run only on one server

Given a site running on server A and server B with a load balancer, shared database/etc, and a regular wp-cron task, how would I make sure that wp-cron only runs on server A, never on server B?
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Does WP read itself?

I was looking at my server logs and I saw something strange. Every day, sometimes multiple times a day, I see a sequence of hits like this: 67.210.126.90 - - [17/Dec/2012:04:36:09 -0800] "GET ...
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Moving local wordpress page to a real server subdomain broke my permalinks?

I developed a site locally with /%postname%/ permalink structure. I did some sample posts locally and wanted to move this entire local setup to a temporary subdomain like http://review.clientsite.com. ...
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Handling the response sent from a ruby on rails application in wordpress

I am using my rails application to send data to a wordpress site. Basically if a user has wrong password, I am going to end the reverse proxy and redirect the user back to the wordpress site but I ...
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moving server can not login

I design my site in win7 system, and today before a server rent, I moving my blog from win7 to my another computer witch is installed CentOS 5.5 for a last test, I have reference the article ...
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update user information

this is my code /* Update user information. */ if ( !empty( $_POST['url'] ) ){ update_user_meta( $current_user->id, 'user_url', esc_url( $_POST['url'] ) ); else{ ...
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Can you run Wordpress on a MarketLive/Java EE server?

I am using MarketLive. I want to install Wordpress into a subfolder, but the person I'm speaking with says they can't do it because my site is built in Java. I want to install wordpress on my domain ...
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Has anyone used the wordpress plugin w3-total-cache on a Dreamhost VPS successfully?

I was encouraged by Dreamhost to go with FCGI, XCache and w3 total cache. But I'm not sure what the optimal settings are, especially re: the Object and Database cache. Any suggestions? Also, I can't ...
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timestamp and scheduled post irregularities

Update: I've confirmed the problem (that scheduled posts are based on UTC time), now just need advice and background to determine best solution. Questions: 1) how WP determines UTC time before ...
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SSH Upgrade Problem

I keep getting the same error, any ideas? I have generated a key without a password using ssh-keygen I set permissions on the keys to 600 I have successfully logged in using ssh -i ...
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Out of memory errors - anon-rss or file-rss?

Can anyone help me figure out both which plugin might be causing this error and how I fix it? [4405235.617144] Out of memory: kill process 1450 (apache2) score 75568 or a child [4405235.617155] ...
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Multisite on Rackspace Cloud (ubuntu lucid)

First post in this astonishing exchange. Glad to be here. I've installed WP3 on Rackspace Cloud, under an Ubuntu Lucid installation, properly configured all the multisite dependancies, network blogs ...
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Configure Php server with ISAP

i have hosted my wordpress site in IIS server and its running CGI/FastCGI but I found that CGI/FastCGI is slower than the ISAP.I am working with the performance issue in the site and the site has been ...
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Site running slow on new server?

I recently uploaded a website to a new 123-reg server on a single WP installation (www.moseleycoachsales.co.uk). I had developed the site on my own hosted multisite environment ...
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Too many connections to server

I'm facing a really weird problem with my wordpress/server. Sometimes when I add media (images) to a new post, and then try to submit this post, instead of my website I got the information in ...
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WP & Server Speed [Teacher Question]

I'm a teacher and have used multisite WP for two years now as a resource for completing assignments. This spring semester, I have the most students that I've had on my site (30). Prior to this ...