PHP optimization How-To: Installing Eaccelerator

Eaccelerator is a PHP accelerator/encoder/caching utility that is based off of the old mmcache (which is no longer being maintained).

What Eaccelerator does is: it caches your PHP scripts so that the database is no longer being queried everytime someone needs a script. This is particularly useful for large forums, but pretty much anyone can benefit from it. Since these scripts are cached, you’ll notice a decrease in memory use and server load.
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Server Security Considerations

>Server security is as important as network security because servers
often hold a great deal of an organization’s vital information. If a
server is compromised, all of its contents may become available for the
cracker to steal or manipulate at will. The following sections detail
some of the main issues.
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