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How to set-up VPS for maximum Joomla! support

Post by bozden » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:15 pm

Hi,

Few months ago I moved from a shared server reseller account to a VPS. Then the problems began :( It is kind of "managed" VPS, where the hosting provider did setup the server. This is because I'm a noob when it comes to Unix systems. The problems are mainly based on running PHP as Apache server. I could only use FTP layer and all folder permissions were red. Tons of problems of course.

Anyway, I asked the provider to set-up another VPS so that I move the sites one by one. I read a lot on these but as I said it is easy to mix-up when you are not literate enough. Also, the host does not know Joomla.

One thing I know is one needs to know the scenario to decide:
Server Info
  • 4 * Intel Xeon E5420 @ 2.5 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 100 GB HD space
  • 3 Gbps direct connection to backbone
  • CENTOS 5.5 & WHM VPS Optimized 11.28.76
  • Apache 2.2.17, PHP 5.2.16, MySQL 5.1.14
  • DNS, FTP, E-Commerce, IMAP, Mail, POP3, SQL, SSH servers
I don't know if CPU/RAM is dedicated or maximum, but the server is about 0.1 on load averages (2 Joomla websites for now).
Usage Info
  • I plan to host about 10-20 Joomla! sites for my customers, no high traffic (yet), only a couple non-joomla custom script websites.
  • Only my company has access to the server (customers only use Joomla "interface")
  • We handle e-bulletins for our customers
  • Usage of .htaccess
The question is: What should I tell them? Here I saw some options/opinions: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?p=2128841
  • Given the above scenario, is suPHP the way to go? Any other settings?
  • Or should I go "php as a cgi" way? Fast-cgi? If so, what other settings?
  • What other modules to compile/install?
  • Any .htaccess related impacts except php.ini related ones?
List of modules to compile?
  • Mod SuPHP
  • EAccelerator for PHP
  • IonCube Loader for PHP
  • Mod Security
  • SourceGuardian for PHP
  • Zend Optimizer for PHP
  • Mod Perl
  • Suhosin for PHP
  • CurlSSL
  • FTP
  • GD
  • Gettext
  • Iconv
  • Imap
  • Mbregex
  • Mbstring
  • Mysql
  • Sockets
  • Zlib
  • mod_ddos
  • mod_security
  • what else ???
I appreciate any input to this matter in advance.

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Re: How to set-up VPS for maximum Joomla! support

Post by bozden » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:42 am

Well, I hate to bump, but anyway, I need some advice here :)

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Re: How to set-up VPS for maximum Joomla! support

Post by dunebeat » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:41 am

I'm facing same problem.
Anyone??

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Re: How to set-up VPS for maximum Joomla! support

Post by fulio » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:50 am

I am in the same position. Any suggestions?

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Re: How to set-up VPS for maximum Joomla! support

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Re: How to set-up VPS for maximum Joomla! support

Post by nanasy2 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:48 am

Thanks for sharing the link. I could finally found the solution to my problem.

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Re: How to set-up VPS for maximum Joomla! support

Post by happyhosting » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:54 pm

Don't enable everything. Just use what you need. I suggest the following.


EAccelerator for PHP
GD
Mbstring
Mysql
mod_security

You don't need those unnecessary things.
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Re: How to set-up VPS for maximum Joomla! support

Post by bora_coffee » Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:31 am

Please try zpanelCP on you vps! http://www.zpanelcp.com/

its free and take the rest of your configuration.


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