Configuring nginx, php5-fpm and user permissions

15 May 2011 comment icon31 | Categories: performance

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” Gandhi*

*(and anyone who has ever used Linux)

I recently moved the blog over to a pretty cool new server config, the same kind that some of the really big boys like Mashable,, WPengine and PHPFog use. What started off as a simple exercise to tune up my existing hosting environment to cope with the increased traffic we’re getting lately turned into a full month long exploration of how to tune the hell out of a VPS for optimal performance for extremely high load and in particular extremely high load with WordPress. (Sidenote: I find it hard not to fall down the rabbit hole once I start digging into …

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