Server setup for multiple wordpress installs thats secure

March 31, 2018 637 views
Initial Server Setup

I have read through the community some older posts for multiple wordpress installs on a single server. Could anyone inform me which environment would be best to setup for that, thats a more current than those articles? I want to setup something pretty quick and move my sites over since my current host is coincidentally closing.

I am also not really familiar with security of a server. I am coming from a managed VPS that I ran sites on previously. But I am not sure what all is needed to keep the server secure. I did read some articles on here that basically say to run a SSH key instead of password. But is that it as far as server vulnerability goes? I know what to do within wordpress files to keep them secure. I have troubleshoot all their software loop holes and have those locked down. I just want to make sure the back side will be locked down as well.

Thank you for any help and suggestions - Clayton

3 Answers

I use a single VPS coupled with Serverpilot. (serverpilot.io) It manages all the installs and patches and if you pay for the business service you get SSL.

Fire up an ubuntu 16.04 image, configure a digital ocean firewall to lock down SSH access and only grant 443 and 80. Then connect Serverpilot... that's basically it

What I dont see in docker is how I point my domains to those wordpress installs. Do I still just do it within the dashboard?

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