How to Use PHP-FPM with cPanel

PHP performance is an enduring issue for web hosts. PHP is the most widely used server programming language on the web by a big margin. The most popular content management systems and ecommerce applications are written in PHP, including WordPress®, Joomla, Drupal, Magento®, and dozens more.  The ultra-fast PHP-FPM accelerates PHP execution on busy web servers, making it a valuable tool in the fight against slow sites and resource-constrained servers.  This article takes a deep …

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Dealing with Zoom Fatigue and Burn Out in 2020

We have all experienced the effects of mental fatigue after a long work week, and feelings of burnout near the end of a large scale project. 2020 has only amplified these effects with daily Zoom meetings and a lack of separation of work and home life. Many of us are stuck at home juggling our time between working in a spare closet (a.k.a. the home office), running a home school from the dining room table, and then …

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Disk IO Errors: Troubleshooting on Linux Servers

Disk IO errors  (input/output) issues are a common cause of poor performance on web hosting servers. Hard drives have speed limits, and if software tries to read or write too much data too quickly, applications and users are forced to wait. To put it another way, storage devices can be a bottleneck that stops the server from reaching its full performance potential.  Disk IO is not the only cause of slow servers, so in this …

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Server Housekeeping with cPanel

How to Check for Disk Space in Linux Servers are your virtual home and, just like your real home, they can become cluttered with unwanted junk.  In the case of servers, it’s not trash but data you have to kick to the curb every once in a while.  Without a regular clear out, data accumulates until it fills the server’s storage devices. Servers need to be able to write data to their hard drives. When …

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How to Monitor PHP Error Logs in WordPress and cPanel

PHP error logs are one of the most useful tools for diagnosing web hosting issues. It’s often difficult to find the cause of unexpected behavior in WordPress® and other PHP applications. PHP error logs, including WordPress logs,  can help you to spot problems and identify the offending plugin, theme, or custom code.  In this article, we describe what PHP error logs are and why they’re useful, before explaining how to use cPanel & WHM to …

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