Advise for Wordpress Build

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.

  • Disclaimer - I have read various topics already within the community, various tutorials, other resources online, and have even deployed droplets for testing. But most of the articles I have read have a flaw or something slow in each section. The below will outline what I am looking to do in terms of the server.

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)

  • Ideas -

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)

  • Previous Problems -

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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Essa eu não vou traduzir, mas esqueci de dizer. Fique de olho também as regras para compra de domínio no seu país, não sei como funciona em outros países, mas no Brasil, a terminologia .br é necessário comprar somente com uma única empresa.

PT-Brasil :P

Desculpe, mas não sei muito inglês, então peço que traduza o que escrevo aqui com algum tradutor de sua preferência.

Bom, em relação as suas dúvidas, eu não posso lhe aconselhar muito, mas algumas delas eu posso ajudar. Em relação a espaço, eu já uso um armazenamento da DO a 2 meses e para hospedar um site com Wordpress, é necessário no mínimo a opção de 10 dólares, basta usar o aplicativo de instalação que é mais fácil. Existe tutoriais aqui que podem lhe ajudar com os comandos linux principalmente na hora de gerar uma chave ssh.

Quanto a espaço, acho desnecessário você pagar mais pelo serviço, pois como você irá usar o Wordpress, você pode pagar mais barato usando o próprio armazenamento em nuvem do wordpress, basta instalar o plugin jetpack e fazer uma integração com o Outra coisa, antes de usar o plugin Nextgen, tente usar a própria galeria do Wordpress e evite uma infinidade de plugins que muitas vezes podem se tornar desnecessárias, mas se não for o que busca, então fique a vontade. Outra coisa, com a integração do jetpack, também é possível uma integração amigável com um sistema de depoimentos e portfólio.

Quanto a domínio, acho que a Digital Ocean não possui venda de domínio, ou seja, você terá de configurar um domínio em outro provedor e fazer a ligação com sua droplet da DO. Também é possível fazer a integração do E-mail onde será armazenado na DO pelo painel de acesso onde você comprar o domínio, mas essa configuração ainda não sei fazer, tanto que uso outro espaço somente para hospedar os emails. Aconselho a comprar na Go Daddy, pois ela não precisa de comprar espaço de armazenamento para poder alterar o DNS (pelo menos no Brasil ela não precisa).

Quanto as outras dúvidas, infelizmente, ainda não sou capaz de te ajudar, mas espero que lhe ajude essas informações. Vou deixar uma tradução mais ou menos pelo Google tradutor abaixo.


Sorry, but I do not know much English, so I ask you to translate what I write here with some translator of your preference.

Well, in regards to your doubts, I can not advise you much, but some of them I can help. In terms of space, I already use a DO storage for 2 months and to host a website with Wordpress, I need at least the $ 10 option (I do not know if that’s what I understand it needs), just use the installation application which is easier. There are tutorials here that can help you with linux commands especially when it comes to generating an ssh key.

As for space, I find it unnecessary to pay more for the service, because as you will use Wordpress, you can pay cheaper using the wordpress cloud storage itself, just install the jetpack plugin and do an integration with Another thing, before using the Nextgen plugin, try to use the Wordpress gallery itself and avoid a myriad of plugins that can often become unnecessary, but if not what you are looking for, then feel free to. Another thing, with the integration of jetpack, is also possible a friendly integration with a system of testimonials and portfolio.

As for domain, I think Digital Ocean does not have domain sales, meaning you have to set up a domain on another provider and connect with your DO droplet. It is also possible to integrate the E-mail where it will be stored in the DO through the access panel where you buy the domain, but this configuration I still do not know how to do, so much that I use another space only to host the emails. I advise you to buy at Go Daddy, since she does not need to buy storage space to be able to change the DNS (at least in Brazil she does not need it).

As for the other doubts, unfortunately, I still can not help you, but I hope you can help with this information.