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Fixing ruTorrent errors with nginx 1.6.1-2

The nginx 1.6.1-2 release on Debian Backports made a change to the default fastcgi configuration file with an almost casual reference in the release notes:

Talk about an understatement – that change broke every single PHP based site I manage (including this blog). Fixing the errors from this change …

nginx + Apache + W3 Total Cache – a bad combination

WordPress is notorious for buckling if a site sees a sudden spike in traffic (also known as the Digg Effect, slashdotted, fireballed etc. etc.). As a result, a number of plugins have emerged to replace the default “render-on-every-access” WordPress model with serving static files from disk (ala Drupal or Joomla). …