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Just starting, using Centminmod with Drupal 6 & Ubercart Shopping Cart

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by TasmaniaMan, May 21, 2015.

  1. TasmaniaMan

    TasmaniaMan New Member

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    Hey,

    I'm just starting out with Centminmod with Drupal 6 & Ubercart Shopping Cart.

    Traditionally all our sites have been build on CentOS & Virtualmin however I wanted something a bit more robust for the future.

    I have built a test server (8 core XEON, 4Gb Ram, RAID)

    I'm having some speed issues with my test migration.

    I've got everything working fine with the website and shopping cart, however when I hit the server with httperf the front end of my website gets really sluggish, that is you click on a page and it takes sometime over 10 to 20 seconds to load.

    The httperf command isn't that massive either
    httperf -server=Test Server | TestServer.com --num-conns=100 --rate=2

    100 connections to the homepage at 2 connections per second.

    If I up the connections to 10 per second it slows right down and sometimes I even get a BAD GATEWAY connection.

    If someone could point me in the right direction as to where I should be look (config file etc etc) that would be great.

    Happy to post configs and settings if you need them.

    Thanks,

    TasmanianMan.
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    welcome @TasmaniaMan to Centmin Mod Community :)

    Now that you've posted intro post, you have access to other forums including dedicated Ecommerce / Shopping cart usage | Centmin Mod Community for Ubercart or Blogs & CMS usage | Centmin Mod Community for Drupal or Nginx, PHP-FPM & MariaDB MySQL | Centmin Mod Community for general Nginx, PHP-FPM and MariaDB which is best suited for your questions for this issue.

    Centmin Mod is provide as is, so short of scripted related bugs or issues, any further optimisation to the web stack components - nginx, php-fpm, mariadb mysql, csf firewall etc or web app specific configurations are left to the Centmin Mod user to deal with. So I do not provide any free support for such. Also for you it would be app specific and unfortunately I don't use Drupal or Ubercart. Those respective web app scripts would have their own known best optimisations and levels of caching to implement that you'd have to ask the web app authors or communities about. FYI, Centmin Mod's PHP opcache cache and Memcached info.

    Nginx 502 Bad Gateway Errors



    Bad gateway 502 is usually related to Nginx timing out waiting on PHP-FPM to respond as PHP-FPM is overloaded or overwhelmed with requests, so may need to tune PHP-FPM values. It also maybe due to PHP-FPM in turn being queued and backed up waiting on MariaDB MySQL server to respond - so also need to look at MySQL.

    You'll need to tune your PHP-FPM settings and this is left up to end user to do but here's a thread for starters to enable php status page output outlined at http://centminmod.com/phpfpm.html#browserstatus and https://community.centminmod.com/threads/pm-max_children.479/ which outlines the official PHP-FPM config documentation as well.

    Checking PHP-FPM etc logs



    You'll also need to check into your PHP-FPM, Nginx and MariaDB logs which you can find as outlined at How to troubleshoot Centmin Mod initial install issues

    Server logs include Nginx, PHP-FPM, MariaDB MySQL error logs as well as others. You can find your Centmin Mod install/menu logs at FAQ 7 and server logs at FAQ 19 at Centmin Mod FAQ (most up to date info in FAQ so always read that first). Spoiler tag below has info too but may not be up to date.

    Some of Centmin Mod's installed software will have their own access and error logs which maybe useful for diagnosing errors or give info, notes, or warning notices.

    Note: There's no support provided by me for diagnosing such errors which may occur for various reasons including misconfiguration of installed php/mysql scripts or applications.

    In SSH2 telnet you can use tail command to view the last X number of lines in the file.

    For example for viewing last 10 lines in the file for:

    For Nginx access and error logs:
    Code:
      tail -10 /usr/local/nginx/logs/access.log
      tail -10 /usr/local/nginx/logs/error.log
    
    For specific domainname.com access and error log:
    Code:
      tail -10 /home/nginx/domains/domainname.com/log/access.log
      tail -10 /home/nginx/domains/domainname.com/log/error.log
    
    For other system error logs located at /var/log:

    list /var/log files in ascending time order so the most recently modified files are at the bottom
    Code:
      ls -lhrt /var/log
    
    Code:
    total 2.7M
    -rw------- 1 root  root    0 Aug 29 15:33 tallylog
    -rw------- 1 root  root    0 Aug 29 15:33 spooler
    drwx------ 3 root  root 4.0K Aug 29 15:35 samba
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root  root 4.0K Aug 29 15:35 mail
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root  500     0 Oct  8 18:13 dmesg.old
    -rw------- 1 root  500     0 Oct  8 18:13 boot.log
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root  500     0 Oct  8 18:14 dmesg
    drwx------ 2 root  root 4.0K Oct  8 18:14 httpd
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root  root 4.0K Oct  8 19:08 php-fpm
    -rw-rw---- 1 mysql root 2.3K Oct  9 12:38 mysqld.log
    -rw------- 1 root  root 9.2K Oct 26 10:48 yum.log
    -rw------- 1 root  utmp  94K Nov  7 22:59 btmp
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root  root 4.0K Nov  8 00:00 sa
    -rw------- 1 root  root 269K Nov  8 21:39 messages
    -rw------- 1 root  root 110K Nov  8 23:08 secure
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root  utmp  43K Nov  8 23:08 wtmp
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root  root 144K Nov  8 23:08 lastlog
    -rw------- 1 root  root  69K Nov  8 23:08 lfd.log
    -rw------- 1 root  root 332K Nov  8 23:08 maillog
    -rw------- 1 root  500  1.6M Nov  8 23:10 cron
    
    For PHP-FPM error log:
    Code:
      tail -10 /var/log/php-fpm/www-error.log
    
    and/or
    Code:
      /var/log/php-fpm/www-php.error.log
    
    For MySQL / MariaDB error log:
    Code:
      tail -10 /var/log/mysqld.log
    
    For CSF firewall LFD log:
    Code:
      tail -10 /var/log/lfd.log
    
    For Mail log:
    Code:
      tail -10 /var/log/maillog
    
    For Cron job logs:
    Code:
      tail -10 /var/log/cron
    

    How to edit php.ini and php-fpm configuration files ?



    Centmin Mod install created command short cuts outlined here to allow you to quickly edit your /usr/local/lib/php.ini file and your /usr/local/etc/php-fpm.conf file. Full list of command shortcuts below:
    • Edit php.ini = phpedit ( /usr/local/lib/php.ini )
    • Edit my.cnf = mycnf ( /etc/my.cnf )
    • Edit php-fpm.conf = fpmconf ( /usr/local/etc/php-fpm.conf )
    • Edit nginx.conf = nginxconf ( /usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf )
    • Edit (nginx) virtual.conf = vhostconf - only edits /usr/local/nginx/conf/conf.d/virtual.conf not the additional vhost domain.com.conf files added later
    • Edit (nginx) php.conf = phpinc ( /usr/local/nginx/conf/php.conf )
    • Edit (nginx) drop.conf = dropinc ( /usr/local/nginx/conf/drop.conf )
    • Edit (nginx) staticfiles.conf = statfilesinc ( /usr/local/nginx/conf/staticfiles.conf )
    • nginx stop/start/restart = ngxstop/ngxstart/ngxrestart
    • php-fpm stop/start/restart = fpmstop/fpmstart/fpmrestart
    • mysql stop/start/restart = mysqlstop/mysqlstart/mysqlrestart
    • nginx + php-fpm stop/start/restart = npstop/npstart/nprestart
    • memcached stop/start/restart =memcachedstop/memcachedstart/memcachedrestart
    • csf stop/start/restart = csfstop/csfstart/csfrestart

    Troubleshooting Tools



    However, there's many linux tools and scripts that can help you figure out what was causing the load issues and when.

    Tools and commands you will want to read up on and learn for basic system admin tasks and troubleshooting.
    Notes:
    However, Centmin Mod users are free to help each other out and ask questions or give answers on this community forum. My hopes are that this community forum evolves so that more veteran long time Centmin Mod users help new Centmin Mod users out :)
     
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  3. TasmaniaMan

    TasmaniaMan New Member

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    Thanks heaps for this eva2000!

    I've read about the chain of failure... NGINX -> PHP-FPM -> SQL

    Just needed a direction to diagnose where in the chain the problem is.

    Thanks heaps.