Hello DO Community!
Hope everyone has had an awesome new years. I am looking for advice, solutions, constructive criticism, and other ideas on what I want to achieve below.
I am planning to have a gallery based Wordpress website for my photography and have an ecommerce solution built in. What I am looking for is some advice on what type of server setup I should do.
1: Have Wordpress Hosted (I have played with NGinx and love it) 2: Have Woocommerce (MariaDB would be great) 3: Use Nextgen Gallery as the Gallery plugin (Others such as Envira pollutes the media library, making it hard to create and organise web pages that do not contain galleries)
Would it be worthwhile to have a separate $5 droplet to have a database on it’s own? I am planning to use KeyCDN. What server side caching should I have? (I have WP Rocket Subscription) I need to have a storage space of up to 150gb, so having a $5 droplet for computing and another just for storage, then link them together via IP or mounting. I want to host the Domain on the server/DO. I want to host email on the server (currently paying a lot from other providers to have emailing and Domain hosting)
I have tested a lot of the tutorials and a lot of them seem to be having problems with TTFB being roughly 3secs, a simple page would load at around 6 seconds (with content already made, not default themes). Depending on what type of setup/configuration, this changes to better and for worse, but other parts of the website would crash such as the php-fpm.
General advice would be great, please ask away and I hope to answer you asap. Hopefully this is a great start for those who want to do something similar.
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