Question

Questions about Wordpress (4.6.1 on Ubuntu 16.04) one-click install

I noticed that DO recently added a Wordpress one-click on ubuntu 16.04, and that they brought back the option to install on the smallest droplet. I have installed and configured one somewhat, and it seems much improved from the previous one. But the setup is different in several ways from the previous one on Ubuntu 14 and I have some questions:

  1. Is there some optimal droplet size this is tuned to? If I started with (or upgraded to) a much larger (or smaller) droplet, would the settings still be appropriate?

  2. This droplet has fail2ban (and WPf2b) installed and configured, as well as ufw firewall. From time to time I use IPtables to ban an IP, but I am not at all sure with this setup how to save and reload these rules without messing up fail2ban. Any suggestions? Or is there some GUI for managing this?


Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

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.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Adding new rules to block IP should not mess anything with fail2ban. You need to be careful about that iptables rules will be lost once you restart server. To save them permanently, you can use iptables-persistent. If you use it, be careful that you don’t save Fail2Ban block rules as there is some chance they’ll stay forever in that case (instead of given time, or given time after reboot, I didn’t test it).

About first, image should work flawless even it $5 Droplet. You need to be very careful if you have higher traffic, as in that case, server can go down easy. Adding swap or upgrading Droplet could be needed optimization for lower Droplets. On higher, I don’t think there are some settings. You can look around MySQL settings, but they’ll work flawless with defaults.