Easily configure a performant, secure, and stable NGINX server.Learn More
Nginx best high performance caching configuration for WordPress
I am planning to deploy an optimized LEMP stack on DigitalOcean on Ubuntu 18.04 for my WordPress site. I have many question and confusion related to caching. I hope I will get all my answer here.
Are PHP-FPM and Varnish technology the same. Which one should I go for, Varnish or PHP-FPM for my Nginx server?
According to my research, a combination of Redis and PHP-FPM gives best performance. Is this right or should I go for radis+varnish?
As I know, Redis cache database query. So, if Redis only cache database then how PHP-FPM/Varnish works together with Redis to produce the web page very fast?
As I know Nginx can’t process PHP request, so by default PHP-FPM comes here to serve the PHP request, Right? If right then PHP-FPM should already be configured in all the server set up. Am I right? I am using all the DIGITALOCEAN tutorials to set-up my server.
After all the above set-up, do I need to use any caching plugin on top of my website?, e.g., WP-rocket or Swift Pro.
A caching plugin also generates static HTML pages of a website and saves it on the server as PHP-FPM or Varnish do. So why we should use both caching plugin and server-level cache?
Without installing a caching plugin, will my website give browser cache facility with the above set-up? Or it is necessary to use plugin to get the browser caching facility.
If you have more recommendation then please guide me. Thank you!
These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.×