New wordpress optimization and snapshot

October 30, 2014 2k views

recently i have created a droplet for wordpress. and i created it through one click application wordpress 14.04.
now from builtwith.com i can see there's a lot of things been installed due to that one click installation. for example: web server- IIS & Apache both, fremwork: PHP and ASP.NET both. im a noob here so dont know maybe lot of more things been installed.

now my 2 questions:

question#1: how can i optimize my droplet and remove unnecessary settings to get faster performance?

question#2: suppose i create a site under current droplet. can anyone expert will be able to create a fresh droplet and transfer my site easily? or he have to do the design things again?

thanks in advance

  • Usually the One Click is suppose to get you things which are necessary for wordpress so you may not need to remove stuff unless you are really sure about what you are doing !!

    Secondly, wordpress may need a caching plug in, that is W3TC.. That is it, from server side, it would be good enough I suppose.. Now when you install plug ins and theme, there make sure you install things which are well optimized !!

  • Hello,
    thanks for your suggestion. ill try it

    as for the server issue, please check the following image. i checked my site with builtwith.com after installing wordpress. i have marked things that seems odd to me. but im not an expert so please confirm these are usual when i install through one click? or its just ok and i wont have any problem for these.


    secondly, whats the easiest way to install wordpress except that one click install application. can u provide me any link of tutorial or guide me some simple steps?

    thanks again for your answer.

4 Answers

I'm not sure how accurate builtwith.com is -- it tries to guess what software you're running but I can assure you that the one click Wordpress image does not have IIS or ASP.net installed.

You can easily migrate your wordpress site by transferring the files (in /var/www) and the database (using the mysqldump command or phpMyAdmin): How To Migrate a MySQL Database Between Two Servers | DigitalOcean.

As for optimizing your wordpress site and getting better performance, take a look at this tutorial: How To Use WP Super Cache and Jetpack Photon To Optimize WordPress Performance on Ubuntu 14.04 | DigitalOcean.

by Etel Sverdlov
This article covers the process required to transfer MySQL data between two servers. This tutorial includes steps on how to perform a MySQL dump, transfer the database with SCP, and then reimport it on the second server.
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