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  • Published Question

    Create a pre-installed image for marketplace like Cloudways

    I have just switched from DigitalOcean to Cloudways due too their extremly fast recipe with Varnish + Apache + Nginx ( - and it increased my server by 300% d...
    Accepted Answer: We love big ideas! :) Thanks for sharing this feedback.
    1 By mattiasf Nginx Apache Caching WordPress Custom Images Automated Setups Initial Server Setup DigitalOcean 1-Click Apps Marketplace Server Optimization
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    Missing guide/tutorial for setting up Varnish server

    Hi there, I have failed to find a updated/good tutorial/article on setting up Varnish on a Ubuntu server running nginx and with SSL enabled. Could anyone point me in the right directions or tell me how I could set thi...
    1 By mattiasf Nginx Ubuntu 18.04 Caching
  • Published Question

    How can I enable varnish caching on a LEMP stack while using W3 Total Cache?

    I tried following this guide: - however its very old, and most tutorials I can find is either fo...
    1 By mattiasf Caching Nginx LEMP Ubuntu 18.04
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    Extremely slow server, almost halting all requests (load average 5)

    I have noticed that occasionally, my web server becomes extremely slow. It becomes so slow, it's almost impossible to load a page (takes more than 30 seconds, if it doesn't timeout). Running sudo service nginx restart...
    1 By mattiasf Ubuntu 18.04 Nginx LEMP PHP WordPress Server Optimization
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    Webserver permissions once and for all

    So after hours and hours of looking around tons of links and websites, all pointing people in different directions in terms of "the correct" or "best practice" for file-permissions on a webserver, I still haven't foun...
    1 By mattiasf Nginx PHP Linux Basics Initial Server Setup
  • Published Question

    upstream timed out (110: Connection timed out) while reading response header from upstream: "fastcgi://unix:/run/php/php7.3-fpm.sock"

    I just migrated from Google Cloud to DigitalOcean yesterday. Now I experience theese weird php-fpm errors in my /var/log/nginx/error.log: 2019/09/25 08:09:41 [error] 4339#4339: *9138 upstream timed out (110: Connectio...
    1 By mattiasf Nginx PHP
  • Published Answer

    How to switch from Google Cloud to Digital Ocean

    Hey! Thanks for your answer. The only real trouble I have is managing the SSL certificate through letsencrypt. Because while I am t…
    By mattiasf
  • Published Question

    How to switch from Google Cloud to Digital Ocean

    I am migrating servers from Google Cloud engine to DigitalOcean. I'd like to ensure there's zero-down time. I know I can update the DNS servers (but this will take some time). I would like to reroute any traffic comin...
    3 By mattiasf DNS IPv6
  • Published Question

    Kubernetes vs standard droplet for WordPress e-commerce site?

    We're a WordPress E-commerce site with rougly 5-7000 unique monthly visitors running on WooCommerce with WPML. We're switching from GCloud to DigitalOcean and I am unsure whether I should setup a normal droplet (which...
    2 By mattiasf WordPress Kubernetes Nginx MySQL