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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().

Install Sphinx 2.0.4 on CentOS 6.2

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

– Get fresh RPM from sphinxsearch.com

– Install Sphinx

rpm -Uhv http://sphinxsearch.com/files/sphinx-2.0.4-1.rhel6.x86_64.rpm

– Create sample MySQL database

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 "http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/swatch/swatch/3.2.3/swatch-3.2.3.tar.gz?r=http%3A%2F%2Fsourceforge.net%2Fprojects%2Fswatch%2F&ts=1330806322&use_mirror=garr"
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 Nginx 1.0.12 for PHP-FPM on CentOS 6.2

– Make sure to check PHP-FPM, memcached and MYSQL posts.
– get the latest package from wiki.nginx.org

mkdir nginx
cd nginx
wget http://nginx.org/download/nginx-1.0.12.tar.gz
tar xfz nginx-1.0.12.tar.gz 
cd nginx-1.0.12

#Change server string
vi src/http/ngx_http_header_filter_module.c
#change
static char ngx_http_server_string[] = "Server: example.com" CRLF;
static char ngx_http_server_full_string[] = "Server: example.com" CRLF;

#change
vi src/http/ngx_http_special_response.c
# replace '"<hr /><center>nginx</center>" CRLF' and '"<hr /><center>" NGINX_VER "</center>" CRLF'
"<hr /><center>example.com</center>" CRLF

#create tmp dirs
mkdir /server/tmp /server/tmp/nginx /server/tmp/nginx/client /server/tmp/nginx/fcgi /server/tmp/nginx/proxy
chmod -R 777 /server/tmp

-install Nginx

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 libevent.org

mkdir libevent
cd libevent
wget https://github.com/downloads/libevent/libevent/libevent-2.0.17-stable.tar.gz
tar xfz libevent-2.0.17-stable.tar.gz
cd libevent-2.0.17-stable

– get latest version from memcached.org