Installing Wordpress and NodeBB on Digital Ocean
@AOKP I've been so comfortable with using Apache that NGINX has been fairly intimidating to me, but it's good to be out of my comfort zone on this project. So...
Web Server: NGINX for both Wordpress and NodeBB
Databases MySQL for Wordpress, MongoDB for NodeBB
all installed on the same droplet in Digital Ocean.
Thanks again for your advice!
@MarximusMG yep you can go with that setup. If you want to try hard then configure your system like this:
- NGINX with HTTP/2 support & PageSpeed
- Memcached (for PageSpeed)
- MariaDB (MySQL replacement)
- HHVM (PHP replacement)
This setup should offer an even greater performance
Only NGINX is going to be a bit difficuilt as you have to compile it from Source, if you want to use HTTP/2. Otherwise you can use the pre-compiled version with PageSpeed from RTCamp.
@AOKP as mentioned earlier, I'd like to put in the additional effort wherever possible if there's going to be a noticeable advantage longterm. I'm not into shortcutting things. Problem is, half of your most recent post references things that are completely foreign to me.
I'll give it a shot, though!
@AOKP @Danny-McWilliams Do either of you have experience using EasyEngine to do what I'm trying to do? Just came across it and it seems like it's made for someone like me who's a bit overwhelmed with the steps necessary to have WordPress running on NGINX, but I don't know if there's an obvious downside I'm missing.
@MarximusMG seems interesting, never tried it though. In your case you maybe really want to go with it, unless you want to gain some "manual" experience.
@AOKP I'm thinking I may give it a shot, unless there's any sort of disadvantage you could think of that may be associated with it.
@MarximusMG well I think it is rather about personal preference here. I like to compile everything myself and scale it how I want, 100% after my own needs/configs.
@AOKP makes total sense. As I probably don't have super specific preferences at this point due to my lack of experience with NGINX, I'm thinking this may be a good route. Will post an update after I've spent some time with this.
@AOKP things seem to be going ok with this route, haven't yet finalized things as I'm stuck on a login issue with NodeBB. Will report back here again once that's resolved.
@MarximusMG mind sharing it with us?