Disqus problem with wordpress “unable to connect to the disqus api servers”

I recently installed Disqus plugin for WordPress; however, I have been receiving this message “unable to connect to the disqus api servers.” By looking into the source code, it looks like curl is the problem! more specifically the _dsq_curl_urlopen() function, but I did not investigate this error further. As fortunately, we can easily switch to the alternative function _dsq_fsockopen_urlopen().

Watch log files on Linux server with Swatch 3.2.3

– Make sure to check CentOS, PHP-FPM, memcached and MYSQL posts.

– get a fresh package from Swatch project

wget ""
tar xfz swatch-3.2.3.tar.gz 
cd swatch-3.2.3
cpan -i Date::Format File::Tail
cpan -i Date::Manip Date::Calc
cpan -i Test::Inter Test::Pod Test::Pod::Coverage Module::Build
cp /root/.cpan/sources/authors/id/S/SB/SBECK/Date-Manip-* .
tar xfz Date-Manip-*.tar.gz
cd Date-Manip-*
perl Build.PL 
./Build install
cd ..
perl Makefile.PL
make install

– configure swatch

install memcached 1.4.13 on CentOS 6.2

– Make sure to check PHP-FPM and MYSQL posts.

– One of the dependencies of memcache is libevent, get latest version from

mkdir libevent
cd libevent
tar xfz libevent-2.0.17-stable.tar.gz
cd libevent-2.0.17-stable

– get latest version from

Install MySQL 5.5.27 64-bit RPM on CentOS 6.2 x86_64

Check Installing CentOS 6.2 on VMware, Install PHP 5.3.10 with PHP-FPM on CentOS 6.2 64-bit, Install Nginx 1.0.12 for PHP-FPM on CentOS 6.2 and install memcached 1.4.13 on CentOS 6.2 posts.

– Remove old version

yum remove mysql mysql-devel mysql-server mysql-libs

– Download the needed packages from
Download URL varies depending on download mirror

mkdir mysql
cd mysql

rpm -Uvh *
#create log dir
mkdir /var/log/mysql
chmod 777 /var/log/mysql

#start MySQL
/etc/init.d/mysql start
#add root password
/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password 'new-password'
/usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -h centos6.vmware.local password 'new-password'

– configure mysql more info

vi /etc/my.cnf

Dynamic Content Caching using Lighty + mod_magnet + lua

*Updated 11 Jan 2007 to include luazlib, fix lighty config file and add zlib decoding to cache.lua for older browsers
Since I read the documentations for mod_cml, I was very excited to use this module since caching using PHP running as FastCGI is not helping much during server peak load. However, mod_cml was replaced by mod_magnet which is more flexible and gives more control over request handling in Lighttpd. This Article will focus on caching your PHP scripts using Lua and mod_magnet under Lighttpd,