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SuperFast WordPress Part 1 : Setting up Nginx + PHP-FPM + WordPress

Nginx is fast. How fast? It's crazy fast, if you configure it properly. In this post, I will help you guys to set up a WordPress site powered by Nginx that can server 1000s of users at the same time ( Oh, I'm not even close to exaggerating, You'll see! ) What if I tell you that you can serve 3000 users per second ( or 250,000,000 - 250 Million clients per day ) a WordPress site, without crashing the server, what would you say? Sure, you can, if you have a huge server powering your site. Hold th
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Inodes, Hard links and Soft links demystified

If you're a beginner in Linux, chances are you've come across this question yourself. What exactly is a hard link? And how the heck does it differ from a soft link ( symbolic link or symlink ). Sometimes even experienced Linux Admins have this question. Most of us know what a symlink is but gets really confused when we hear about "hard link". It's not that hard though, let me explain it for you. Before we get into knowing the difference between soft link and hard link, we have a few basic thin
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SQL Injection simplified

SQL injection, we have all heard of it. Some of you might have even tried to inject SQL into a vulnerable website. But, most people still don't know what exactly it is. So, today, I'm going to explain to you guys and girls what exactly is SQL injection. This is a simple explanation of what SQL injection actually means and how SQLi works. This is not a post about how to hack websites using SQL injection, but it's about understanding the concepts and by that, you may or may not be able to conduct
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