Fastest Wordpress Setup

Posted October 15, 2013 11.1k views
What is the fastest Wordpress setup for 5$ per month plan on condition that I'm using Cloudflare as my CDN? I'm thinking about Nginx + Varnish after reading some reviews on the net. But I'm not experienced, so I'm not sure... Please, advise, which configuration to choose for the fastest Wordpress setup on DigitalOcean?

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Go to, look for easy engine (It's a script). Wordpress optimized with nginx, w3 total cache, mysql and the whole deal.
Most probably Nginx, PHP-FPM, Zend opcache, Varnish.

If imageheavy use cdn for image-delivery. But don't use cloudflare because serving already cached content from varnish is faster. Cloudflare ensure availability during traffic spikes.
by Etel Sverdlov
Varnish is an HTTP accelerator and a useful tool for speeding up a server, especially during a times when there is high traffic to a site. It works by redirecting visitors to static pages whenever possible and only drawing on the server itself if there is a need for an active process. This tutorial covers installing wordpress on a LEMP stack (with nginx instead of apache), and then installing varnish.
Yes I agree with angelica.costa. I tried EasyEngine ( and it work fine for me.