I use easyengine, its so extremely easy and quick to set up a crazy fast wordpress stack. For a Beginner easyengine isn’t the hard part, its working in Ubuntu comand line.
If your familiar to this, then easyengine is a walk in the park.
Two lines of execution and then you have a kick ass stack.
Quick guide to best setup
In a fresh Ubuntu install, make sure your super user.
wget -qO ee rt.cx/ee && sudo bash ee
This installs easyengine, after this its time to install the webserver and your wordpress.
This is what i find to be the best setup (you can choose from many different.)
It sets up a blazing fast webserver with Basicly the same stuff as wp engine use.
And it installs a free SSL, (You get a https:// site. This is a must have for a serious web site today.)
sudo ee site create example.com –wpfc –hhvm –letsencrypt –user=admin –pass= password –firstname.lastname@example.org
Just change domain name, choose a user name, password and email, answer y (yes) to any question, write your name and email upon request.
When this is done, pointed your domain name to the server ip and Thats it.
Now you can run a normal wordpress site that needs minimal server spec and is still blazing fast.
1 cpu and 2gb ram is more than enough.
Below 1 sek loading time for $5 per month is not bad.
Good luck, drop a line if you have any questions.