I’m a professional software developer taking over a friends small-business WordPress site, and I was wondering if there were any substantial differences between the 1-Click install and setting up my own VPS and deploying LAMP/installing WordPress?
With the one-click install, obviously some decisions would be made (i.e versions of PHP/Apache etc), but can I still access server in the same way as my own VPS/is there limited functionality with using the 1-Click option? Essentially - what are the flexibility trade-offs by selecting the 1-click deployment?
Thanks in advance, Andrew
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In terms of functionality, you’re still able to SSH in to the server and update, upgrade, and install new packages/software. The one-click images are simply meant to give you a starting point. They offer a simple way of pre-configuring a LAMP stack and a single WordPress installation with minimal effort.
Last I recall, the LAMP stack is pretty standard and doesn’t vary from what you’d get by simply using
yumto install packages, other than WordPress being installed or you.
If you’re capable of setting up your own server and don’t need the one-click image, then setting it up on your own is what I’d recommend.
No, not really. But with the one-click is pre-setup with all sorts of stuff, so it has firewall activated and a couple of more things.
The one-click doesn’t take into account the size of the droplet, so it doesn’t tweak configuration for that amount of RAM/etc. Of course, neither does the clean install, but you know that, since there’s no pre-configuration made for you.
If you know what you’re doing, then the clean install is the right choice, since you’re in full control and know exactly what/why you have (not) done something. The one-click is made for you to try something within a minute or two. It’s not meant to be run in production.
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There are many. High cpu and ram = high performance., pre installed. everything is ready. vs. You do it your self. and you need alot of work. like file permissions. and some missing extentions. I have both. Wordpress image is great. I really like. I advice you to choose wordpress image. if you can pay 10$ a month.