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Could you help me on best confiuguration for Wordpress Multisite?

There are 5 different ways to get wordpress installed on Digital ocean (DO) server. Can you tell me the advantages/disadvantages of using one method over the other? I am completely new to (DO) and have only used cpanel beforehand on hostgator hosting for past 7 years. Detailed answer be greatly appreciated.

the 5 ways are listed below (picked up straight from https://www.digitalocean.com/community :

  1. Wordpress with nginx on CentOS 6
  2. Wordpress, Nginx, PHP, and Varnish on Ubuntu 12.04
  3. Wordpress on Centos 6
  4. Wordpress with nginx on Ubuntu 12.04
  5. Wordpress on Ubuntu 12.04

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@moonashish, <br> <br>As someone who found himself in the same position as you, only a month (or two) ago… <br> <br>If you’re completely new to the wonderful world of VPS, I would recommend Ubuntu over CentOS; as I think you’ll have an easier time finding answers to “newbie” questions. CentOS is a very quality operating system, but it tends to be found more in enterprise environments; thus, a lot of the chatter on the internet is b/w people that are experienced in Linux–which makes a lot of the info. challenging (but not impossible) to understand for a newbie. <br> <br>Nginx vs. Apache is an ongoing debate that’s constantly attracting more attention. Nginx seems to be the favorite web server for speed-hungry sites w/a lot of static files. But, I’ve found it more difficult to find config. & troubleshooting info. on the net that’s prepared in a manner that a newbie can understand. Thus, if you’re just delving into VPSs, I would recommend Apache for now, w/an eye toward migrating over to Nginx later (if the need arises). Apache is the most popular web server in the world, and you’ll find plenty of documentation and answers to questions posed by other newbies.

moonashish, <br> <br>Here are a few good articles to <i>get your feet wet</i>. <br> <br>1.) <a href=“http://kbeezie.com/caching-wordpress”>The Importance of Caching WordPress</a> <br> <br>2.) <a href=“http://wpmu.org/wordpress-multisite-wordpress-nginx”>WordPress Multisite with Nginx | How to set it all up and enjoy the blazing fast consequences</a> <br> <br>3.) <a href=“http://www.ewanleith.com/blog/900/10-million-hits-a-day-with-wordpress-using-a-15-server”>10 Million hits a day with WordPress using a $15 server</a>

moonashish, all articles use the same method of installing wordpress. <br> <br>The only difference between: <br> <br>- 1 and 3 is the webserver (nginx/apache); <br>- 4 and 5 is the webserver (nginx/apache); <br>- 1+3 and 4+5 is the operating system (ubuntu/centos). <br> <br>#2 is the same as #4 except that additional software is installed (Varnish) which caches static files and makes your wordpress site faster. <br> <br>I personally recommend #4 as it uses Ubuntu which is easier for beginners and has more articles online than CentOS, and because it uses nginx instead of apache which is faster and uses less resources.