ISPConfig3 optimized WordPress speed?

Discussion in 'General' started by Andesh, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Andesh

    Andesh Member

    I would like to offer a setup that is optimized for WordPress in general and pagespeed in particular.
    I'm fairly inexperienced in this, so please bear with me :)
    I would like some pointers, tips&tricks, dos and dont's regarding all the choices leading to a fast as possible setup for WordPress considering the hardware.

    Hardware: HPE GEN 8, 8 GB RAM, Celeron G1610T, HDD HP SAS 1TB in Raid 5.
    Running on ESXi v6.7.
    What choices and settings do I need to gain as good performance as possible from bottom to top.
    1. Settings for the VM in ESXI, ram, cpu, disk, provisioning etc?
    2. For the OS I will choose Ubuntu LTS18.04 (since to my understanding there is no Perfect server guide for 20.04 yet?)
    3. Which Perfect Server setup should I go for, the Nginx or Apache? Or something custom?
    4. Which components/software should I choose?
      1. Webserver: Apache or nginx? Litesail is commercial right?
      2. Database: mysql, maria, mongo... etc?
      3. PHP versions: PHP-FM, etc?
      4. Caching: redis, memcached or anything else?
    5. Site settings inside ISPConfig (suexec...etc)?
    6. Other things that I don't yet have a clue about :)
    I'm very thankful any information and help :)
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2020
  2. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Recent discussion about NGINX and Pagspeed with ISPConfig:
    You can find these using Internet Search Engines with
    Code: nginx pagespeed
    For the other things:
    • my opinion is mirroring is faster than RAID 5. This may depend on what kind of load is put on the disk system.
    • more RAM helps
    • file system does contribute to the performance. EXT4 is not always faster, depends on what kind of load is put on the disk system
    • find benchmarks to see what is faster, for example from There are lots of other places, even running on Linux.
    • even enabling all kinds of speed and cache components, the end user may not notice any benefit
    • if you really want to know which is faster, you have to run benchmarks yourself on your load to be sure.

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