php modules that I need for wordpress

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php modules that I need for my server, I’ll move for a wordpress

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If you’re using DigitalOcean’s WordPress image to deploy a Droplet, then you won’t specifically need to install any additional modules or extensions, unless you’re wanting to add Memcached, Redis, etc (or other extensions from the PECL repository).

WorddPress only requires a compatible PHP version, MySQL (or MariaDB / Percona) and a Web Server such as Apache, NGINX or Caddy (to name a few).

Currently, the latest release requires at least PHP v5.6 or greater and MySQL v5.5 or greater.

Link: WordPress Requirements

Are you looking to use DigitalOcean’s pre-configured image or are you setting up the server on your own? If so, what web server are you using (NGINX, Apache, Caddy etc)?

I am configuring the server

  • @bbriones90

    What OS did you choose when you deployed your Droplet? I ask as Debian & Ubuntu will use apt-get to install, whereas CentOS will use yum etc.

    If on CentOS, I would recommend skipping the configuration (unless you’re dead set on doing it on your own), and use something such as CentMinMod. CMM will handle NGINX, PHP, MariaDB and multiple other installations, configurations etc and, having dealt with the author of the script on multiple occasions in the past, and knowing his experience level, I can confidently say that his configurations are well-optimized.

    Checks are configured within his bash script to check CPU & RAM and use a pre-configured and optimized configuration based that information. It’s lightweight and takes much of the “guess work” out of configurations.