WordPress one click app and High CPU or High CPU and Block Storage

I am working with a client and migrating them from a WP Engine environment to DO. They are looking at the High CPU droplets and WordPress one click apps. My questions are…

  1. is there an advantage to the High CPU in a WP/Woo setup
  2. If I am not able to build a droplet with the High CPU and WP One Click App I could build it from the ground up and attache block storage but how would that work and is there anything I should look out for.
  3. what is the advantage of the high CPU vs a standard box with 8 cpu’s and 8 gigs of ram


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Sorry for the silence on this, been busy.

I would love to see some of your configuration files etc. I have made the jump and I have added varnish in the mix.

I am currently getting a really weird upload issue in WP where files < 2M can upload but anything larger is throwing errors.

I have a new issue open so not trying to tag this one here, just thinking that it is a config file or something. Would like to see what you have for a starting point and really tune the server.



I know this is old but I would like to ask if you think that switching from Apache to nginx would see that much of a performance gain.

I know you have some articles here but just wondering if you have experience with it and could give me some insight.



Thank you for that information! That is what I was thinking but wanted to make sure that I was not missing anything so that we could provide the client with the best possible solution.

I actually took their current site from WP Engine and setup a @gig standard droplet and configured it to reduce the load times from “Go get a cup of coffee and read a book” to “wow that’s fast”. Honestly didn’t take that much!

WP Engine is a great shared hosting platform for WP, still think that you can get more out of doing it yourself, if you know what you are doing.