Kevin C Pirnie

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Choosing NGINX for growth with WordPress
May 12 2015 Kevin P

Choosing NGINX for growth with WordPress

Do it Because They Do WordPress.com is the cloud version of WordPress that is hosted and supported by Automattic. WordPress.com serves more than 33 million sites attracting over 339 million people and 3.4 billion pages each month. Since April 2008, WordPress.com has experienced about 4.4 times growth in page views. WordPress.com VIP hosts many popular sites including CNN’s Political […] Read More
cPanel Configuration Files and Handy Commands for Shell
Mar 13 2015 Kevin P

cPanel Configuration Files and Handy Commands for Shell

Since I use cPanel and CentOS alot now a days, I want to make sure that I have a handy place I can keep and search for anything I might need for configuring or managing the servers. Without any further ado, I present you the most comprehensive list of cPanel Stuff, I have ever seen […] Read More
Performance Tweaks for Big WordPress Sites
Jul 02 2014 Kevin P

Performance Tweaks for Big WordPress Sites

Post revisions This is a weakness of WordPress. On this site there are over 30,000 revisions for the 14,000 posts. That makes the table bigger and it’s slower to search in it. WordPress users realized this three years ago. Tip #1 We backed up the the wp_posts table and then used a simple MySQL command […] Read More
Simple Navigator Snippet for ModX Revoltution
Jan 06 2014 Kevin P

Simple Navigator Snippet for ModX Revoltution

I found myself needing a really simple way to pull in my sites menu, but also wanted the ability to have some placeholders for the links as well.  The following code should be created as a snippet, and called un-cached [[!YOUR_SNIPPET_NAME]] What’s it do? Well, simply put it generates a navigation block, and throws all […] Read More

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