2 million page-views with DigitalOcean - Using Wordpress - Best Droplet

  • Posted on October 16, 2014
  • marketingexpertAsked by Besnik

Hello, I need some advice’s from you guys on how best to optimize my VPS with DO using WordPress and serving to 1.8m - 2.2m page-views. Here are some background Google Analytics stats at this time: 15 October Stats: Daily Unique: 12,000 users Daily Sessions: 18,000 Page-views: 62,000 Usually site gets abt 100-120 page-views per minute

Question 1: Now, I am thinking to start with 1GB Droplet, and scale it as I need… What do you think?

Question 2: After reading all articles and comment, I decided that the site would perform best using these spec:

Ubuntu 12.04 + Nginx + MariaDB + PHP-FPM + Varnish + Memcached + SWAP + W3 Total Catch Should Varnish + Memcached + SWAP + W3 all work good together? What about FastCGI ?

Question3: Should I follow the tutorial to create a Layer 4 or layer 7 for such a Website to handle the traffic or not ? Or only Load Balancing with HAProxy?

Looking forward to receive your answers and suggestions, Thank you in advance, MExpert

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Replace PHP-FPM with HHVM, Varnish won’t make much difference if you’ve set up NGINX properly. Throw some CloudFlare at it to reduce server load.