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.