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Faster SSH connection to the same server

Recently I was in search of some ways to speed up my SSH connections as I spend a lot of my days within the terminal.  I came across this handy little gem which can help you connect faster to a server that you already have a connection to.  There is a feature within OpenSSH called connection sharing and its really easy to enable, and requires no edits to the server.

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Site performance and moving to the Cloud….

This is a topic that I revisit quite often, sometimes out of boredom and sometimes just out of a need to well revisit things. Over the years I have worked as a system admin for a few hosting companies and have noticed that not all sites fit well on a shared platform, or if they fit just don’t work as well as they could.  My goal has always been to try to get a premium setup with out paying an arm and a leg for it.

Below I am going to cover a few things that I have researched(Don’t expect any hard numbers you will simply have to take my word on this or search Google for articles showing full comparisons/numbers), tested and implemented for Fauxzen.com.

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APC on a WHM/CPanel Server

One of my clients needed APC installed for their application, so I initially tried to install it via WHM module installer …. this failed.   Here are the steps that I took to get it working via CLI
First download the newest stable release of APC and then run the following commands.

wget http://pecl.php.net/get/APC-3.1.6.tgz
tar -xzf APC-3.1.6.tgz
cd APC-3.1.6
which php
phpize

If you do not have pcre installed the make install will fail.  So make

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