WordPress Droplet For Internet-Magazine Or Clear Linux?

December 5, 2014 743 views

Good afternoon, colleagues!
Firstly, thank you! Your hosting is great!
Secondly, I'd really like to get a little advice on working with your hosting and WordPress.
As far as I could see, i have the ability to install it WordPress directly(WordPress Droplet). I can find out what components are used?
I'm pretty sure that the start of my site that's enough. I plan to create online magazine, attendance of 5,000 to 10,000 people per day.
But if I decide that I want more speed, then I will be able to set necessary for faster work elements: nginx, varnish and etc.? Will I be able to do, some "tuning" in WordPress Droplet?
And also increase the amount of RAM in the droplet?
Or better from the start to make your own customized server? I am not a professional in this.
Sorry for my English, i'm from Russia.

P.S. If someone can help me to make "Custom Server" for WordPress i'll be glad and i can pay for this.

1 Answer

The Wordpress droplet is a good starting point. This is an Ubuntu 14.04 installation with Apache, PHP and MySQL and Wordpress pre-installed. As with any droplet you create you get full root access and can adjust or optimize this configuration all you like.

With 5000-10000 visits per day I would also recommend setting up CloudFlare for your domain as this will reduce the load on your droplet and speed up responses as well as providing some protection against DDoS attacks.

If later you choose to upgrade to a larger droplet you can increase your RAM and CPU by using the Fast Resize tool in the control panel which only requires a reboot or you can use a snapshot to redeploy your droplet and take advantage of the increased disk space on the larger plan.

  • Thank you!
    I'll do this, you right, if i want something more i always can do this, because root access available.
    Why CloudFlare? I think about MaxCDN, but advices from professional it's important.

  • I usually recommend CloudFlare simply because they provide a pretty good free plan and are easy to set up but any CDN or reverse proxy should improve your performance.

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