I’m new to DigitalOcean as of about 4-5 months ago, but I’ve really only configured the default setup (SSH, Wordpress, security, etc), and now need to move on. This is my first VPS setup, and I’ve thus far only used the command line.
I’m now to the point where I need to set up SSL, and some email accounts, and I feel like that may be a bit of a pain with just command line, though I don’t actually know. Here’s what I need / care about:
-Set up multiple email addresses for 2-3 domains. -Forward email from those addresses to my primary gmail address. -Does a lightweight panel effect performance (site load times mostly) on low / mid traffic websites? (Especially on a highly optimized, lightweight Wordpress site) -Set up SSL for domain(s).
That’s roughly all I need to do now, but I have ZERO experience doing those things via command line, without a control panel (my history consists of cpanel and Hostgator up until now). Performance is important to me, but I’m not going to flip out over 5%~ or less impact for convenience. I’m just wondering if a lightweight panel is right for the above tasks (and future general use), or if I should stick with the command line (while I respect the simplicity, I don’t share the elitist mindset that comes with 100% command line, so keep that in mind). If I do add a panel, what’s a great option for a LEMP setup?
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