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  1. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Active Member

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    I just moved my site over from a Debian VPS (on a dedicated server I have) to CentOS 7 and the latest BETA of Centmin Mod.

    Using 10.0.13 of MariaDB, PHP version 5.5.16, nginx version 1.7.4 with pagespeed and SSL enabled.

    I'm running XenForo 1.4 BETA 3 on the forum currently and have these add-ons installed
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    As you can tell, there are a "few" there. I'm still doing some tweaking with my CentOS VPS and also with ProxMox (which is what I create the VPS's with, but a few tests that I ran shortly after installing it gave me
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    And there is still quite a bit of tweaking to do. I turned on debug on the site and the results for XenForo were Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 5.58.13 AM.png
    which isn't to shabby considering the actual main hardware is an older L5620 dual Xeon and the drives are only SATA's.
     
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    One thing I noticed... just for grins and giggles I disabled SSL on the site.

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    And immediately turning around and re-enabling SSL (looks like I have some tuning to do here).

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    thanks for sharing @Tracy Perry

    I noticed with SSL disabled and re-neabled SSL your page size doubled from 601KB to >1000-1231KB for document complete ? You'd want to check the waterfall and see what is shown. Could be first one was with ngx_pagespeed fully optimised and others are when ngx_pagespeed is yet to optimise the page (ngx_pagespeed can take a few page loads to optimise all assets on a page as it uses each page load before it to record which assets can be optimised and caches that info).

    Also check out discussion at https://community.centminmod.com/threads/web-page-speed-testing-tools.1123/ other tools to try :)
     
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    Those were upon initial load-up with and without (and probably no hits to site).

    Here is what I'm getting now with SSL and pagespeed enabled.
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    definitely much better ~600ms to 1300ms faster speed index score = faster initial visual page rendering time :)
     
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    In the process of setting up another VPS on my server with 6.5 and the stable - in preparation of moving xenadmins.com over to it. The fun is going to be she's been on a shared hosting environment and this is a VPS. :D
     
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    nice move to VPS :D
     
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    yeah, not to bad. 4GB RAM, 4 cores, 300GB storage..
     
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    they use 300GB of storage :eek:
     
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    Naw... that's just what I'm allocating them. I have 4TB of RAID 10 capacity of storage. :p
    The real headache is that there are going to be multiple users with sites on it... so now I'm debating instead of using CentMin getting a cPanel license and installing it and nginx cpanel on it. Make it easier on them since one of them is not that familiar with SSH related setup/maintenance.
     
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    Nginx on Cpanel using whm addon is buggy.
    You better use Nginx on DirectAdmin, I think DA officially support Nginx.

    Edit: DirectAdmin Knowledge Base
     
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    Probably not even going to fool with cPanel on it... it's looking to be a REAL pain in the arse.
    In fact, due to needing the ability to run nginx domains from the users home directory I'm leaning even more towards just setting up a Debian VPS for them and that way I can do what I need easily. It would be much nicer (because CentOS is kinda growing on me) if CentMin Mod had the ability for that, but it's restricts everything to the /home/nginx/domains - which makes it kind of difficult to set up for multiple users.
    What I've done for now is set up vsftpd with /home/nginx/domains as the root directory and gave the individual users the additional group of nginx (which allows them to FTP their files into the associated domains) but the headache now is setting up phpMyAdmin. That's easy enough to do with Debian (and I can probably duplicate it on CentOS/CentMin Mod - but yum won't install phpMyAdmin so looks like I have to download it direct from phpMyAdmin and then install it). My main concern is because it's not very new user friendly to do that.

    I'm trying to get them totally off of Apache and onto nginx for their HTTP server.
     
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    Lots to on the to list before that :D
     
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    Is there a limit on the number of vhosts you can use? I've got 9 loaded (3 active) and one of them keeps going to the default nginx installed page.
     
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    No limit.
     
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    OK.. any idea why I go to option 2, create the new vhost (and it does and everything is pointing at the right location) but it loads the default nginx page (not even the Centmin mod vhost one)?
     
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    Never mind.. .figured it out.
    My boo-boo.:rolleyes:
     
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    and the reason is ?