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Centmin Mod 1.2.3-eva2000.07 preview highlights

It has been over 4 months since the last Centmin Mod 1.2.3-eva2000.06 release. The next release will be Centmin Mod 1.2.3-eva2000.07 which will have the most extensive changes and improvements since 1.2.3-eva2000.01. I’ve also put the Centmin Mod code and

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Centmin Mod code on

Centmin Mod code now has a test repository on at with a separate branch for upcoming .07 betas. It’s a test repository until I find my feet on Github. So the main download location is still at It’s

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Linode 2GB VPS versus DigitalOcean 2GB VPS – Centmin Mod Nginx CLI install benchmarks

Linode has announced all new pure SSD VPS hosting plans which have comparable pricing on some plans to DigitalOcean SSD based VPS server plans. So decided to spin up their respective 2GB VPS plans which both come to $20/month and revisit

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Centmin Mod Nginx CLI Install Mode Benchmarks

Centmin Mod v1.2.3-eva2000.07 next release is coming soon. It’s currently being beta tested within the Centmin Mod Google+ Community. This .07 release will have the largest amount of improvements, additions and changes since v1.2.3-eva2000.01. Centmin Mod .06 and below used

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How to install Centmin Mod Video

Uploaded a how to install Centmin Mod video with preview release for next .07 version. Best viewed in 1080 HD. Enjoy !

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Nginx 1.5.10 Google SPDY/3.1 support

Nginx 1.5.10 was just released with Google SPDY/3.1 support. Centmin Mod based Nginx can easily be upgraded via shell based menu option #4 (illustrated on front page). This blog has been updated to Nginx 1.5.10 with SPDY/3.1 + Google ngx_pagespeed

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WordPress Auto Installer & SSH, SFTP, SCP chrooted user accounts for Nginx vhost

Background Centmin Mod currently is at v1.2.3-eva2000.06 release but it still has one item missing that I always wanted to add and that is proper per Nginx domain vhost user accounts for chrooted SSH, SFTP and SCP access. To understand

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Nginx PageSpeed rewrite_images and webp automatic conversion

Centmin Mod based Nginx server has Nginx PageSpeed module integrated. By default, Centmin Mod Nginx PageSpeed disables the PageSpeed rewrite_images filter to lower the incurred server resource overhead that Nginx PageSpeed has when enabled. For the purpose of testing, I

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Nginx WordPress + WP-FFPC Plugin Setup + ngx_pagespeed

The Centmin Mod outlined WordPress fastcgi caching guide might not be everyone’s cup of tea. So I’ll out line an alternative WordPress caching method via WordPress plugin called, WP-FFPC (Fast Full Page Cache) which utilises Memcached server (via PHP memcache or PHP memcached) or

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Centmin Mod HTTPS / SSL Google SPDY configuration

This 128MB VPS Server test blog uses https / SSL with Google SPDY. I’d like to share the base Nginx vhost template I use below (as at July 27th, 2013). I use SSL + Google SPDY and followed instructions

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