mepps27
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mepps27

Purchase soon : Some questions : Software, Server...

February 25, 2015 1.3k views

Hello the digital-team and others :)

I ll buy servers on digitalocean.

I have some questions (usefull for other im sure) ^^ - Im currently developing my prestashop store. I need to choose 2 servers (Production and Development)

  • I hesitate between $20/mo or $40/mo. I really need 4GB ? Its probably better to get 2 same configurations.

  • I ll install web server and other stuff by myself : Nginx or Apache+Nginx ?

  • I should install Cpanel like in free of course : Foxlor or ISPConfig ?

Thanks :)

5 Answers

Hi Mepps,

Let me answer as best I can, I am sure others will add more info as well.

I hesitate between $20/mo or $40/mo. I really need 4GB ? Its probably better to get 2 same configuration.

It sounds like your just getting started! Good Luck! I'm just getting started answering questions.
You can upgrade at any time, it takes a few minuites that's all. If your just getting started I would Virtualize one machine into two, if that sounds to complicated just get two until you figure it out (you can delete machines at anytime as well).

I ll install web server and other stuff by myself : Nginx or Apache+Nginx ?

Here's a good tutorial on installing LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP)
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu

I should install Cpanel like in free of course : Foxlor or ISPConfig ?

Yes, any of those will work. You should also check out Webmin http://webmin.com/ .
Try them all, and choose the one your most comfortable with.

Good luck!

Sky

by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial explains how to install Apache, how to install MySQL, how to change the root MySQL password, how to install PHP, and how to see what libraries are available. LAMP stack is a group of open source software used to get web servers up and running. The acronym stands for Linux, Apache ( the web server) , MySQL (the database), and PHP (the language). This tutorial is written for Ubuntu.

Hey Sky777

Thanks you for your great reply.

Hmm I don't understand your story about Virtualize ?

About Nginx or Apache/Nginx, My question was what is the more reliable, fast and powerful ?
I know nginx alone, apache alone and Apache/Nginx (nginx as reverse proxy) but I want to know what the best? I think I ll install only Nginx.

Yep I checked Webmin, but I drop off from my short list because I don't like this tool and I want try new one. I m looking people with some advice/tips on those products.

Cheers :)

@mepps27 I fully recommend you Nginx without apache, is faster, powerful, and a complete solution by its own.

Go to serverpilot.io and create a free account, it helps you to install LEMP completely optimized (out of the box) and provides your with an easy to use control panel for your site/s.

About the size, start with the small one, and try it, if you feel like you need more power/speed with current users then upgrade.

Also signup to cloudflare.com and protect/cache your website.
Also try to create a free account at mandrillapp.com to manage your email traffic from your droplet.

Thanks for your advices :)

It's a pitty ServerPilot doesn't manage LEMP stack. But I didn't know and seem's to be a goood service :)

So I ll order the 20$ plan, install Lemp, Nginx, Fail2Ban... =)
And probably install Foxlor :)

And also try cloudfare :)

Cheers

Regarding the control panel setup, do give zPanel / Sentora a try.. Those who is moving from cPanel based setup may find the panel easy to migrate to !!

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