E-Commerce Setup Suggestions

  • Posted on February 26, 2015
  • NoobAsked by Noob

I’m new to DigitalOcean and setting up my own servers. All my experience is from Windows IIS. Most of my sites are basic wordpress sites with no e-commerce.

I do have a friend I’m hosting a site for that has ecommerce. Are there anything I should do or not do in setting up the server for his ecommerce site? I have an SSL and all of our payment processing is done by 3rd party provider.

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Would you run hhvm or php5?

Thanks for all of the input. I planned on putting my friends e-comm site on it’s on droplet and then all other hosting on a different droplet.

As for the CP software, I really like the look of Vesta over ISPConfig but I want to use the one that’s the best. So would everyone recommend ISPConfig? On either one, do I have it install it on each droplet or just one of them to access them all?

Since your friend has an ecommerce site, you might consider giving him his own droplet rather than sharing a droplet.

That will allow you to bolt down his droplet security a little tighter, and reduce the possibility of one of your other applications getting hacked and compromising his site.

I host several sites for various businesses in my area. Most of them are small sites with not much traffic. Blog sites and a few simple business sites I will share on single droplets, and have not had any problems doing that.

If a business has ecommerce, I isolate them on their own droplet.