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Fastest WordPress stack vs. fastest WordPress hosting?

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  • #3423 Reply
    Eric
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    Everyone is throwing these terms around lately but what is the difference, is “stack” just a fancy name talking about web hosting?

    #3424 Reply
    Alexis
    Guest

    not the same thing.

    Web stack is talking about the “layers” in your website technology, for example the hardware, the OS of your server, and the other apps installed on your server like Apache/Nginx etc.

    https://www.ionos.com/digitalguide/server/know-how/web-stacks-the-basics-and-examples/

    #3425 Reply
    Brenda
    Guest

    Hosting is talking about the company or service that is managing your WordPress site. Every web host is going to have their own favorite “stack” they use.

    old-fashioned shared hosting is usually on Apache servers with cPanel.

    modern “hosting” might not be a traditional service provider… more common is using cloud servers that are only semi-managed these days and probably don’t have control panels installed to keep the pricing cheaper and performances/security better.

    #3426 Reply
    Zachary
    Guest

    SlickStack is a free “stack” installation tool for WordPress that uses Nginx and is designed for modern (cheap) cloud servers that use KVM virtualization.

    If you use a script like SS, you can achieve both a very fast stack, and also fast hosting because you no longer need another web host:

    Fastest WordPress Hosting (For Under $5/mo)

    #3427 Reply
    Edward
    Guest

    modern “hosting” might not be a traditional service provider… more common is using cloud servers that are only semi-managed these days and probably don’t have control panels

    This is why DevOps is becoming more important 😀

    DevOps As-A-Service the future of web hosting approach

    #3493 Reply
    Timothy
    Guest

    yup.

    #3494 Reply
    Rachel
    Guest

    Fastest WordPress hosting = choose a KVM server that is CPU optimized and has NVMe SSD disk and install SlickStack, my favorite is Vultr and DigitalOcean right now.

    #3495 Reply
    Janet
    Guest

    Web Hosting

    many good KVM cloud providers to choose from.

    #3566 Reply
    Christina
    Guest

    what about fastest ISP? fastest datacenter? fastest undersea cables? fastest browser and device?

    #3664 Reply
    Cheryl
    Guest

    Everyone talks about LEMP stack or Litespeed, OLS Openlitespeed. But LAMP Apache stack is still very solid and speed is very good these days also fyi

    #3705 Reply
    Emma
    Guest

    how much does the CPU and disk storage type matter for speed

    #3736 Reply
    Amy
    Guest

    “Stack” is just meaning the layers of software you installed on the server. This is the fastest stack for WordPress servers:

    - Cloudflare (fastest DNS service)
    - Ubuntu LTS
    - Nginx + FastCGI cache
    - PHP-FPM + OPcache
    - MySQL/MariaDB
    - Redis (for object cache)
    - UFW firewall (included w/ Ubuntu)
    - OpenSSL or Certbot/Lets Encrypt (if you use Cloudflare try OpenSSL… amazing time saver)
    - WP-CLI
    - Git (if you need it)
    -Composer (if you need it)
    

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/fastest-wordpress-stack/

    #3772 Reply
    Michael
    Guest

    good thread

    #3773 Reply
    Judy
    Guest

    “Install the Fastest, Most Optimized WordPress Stack” from Linux Stans also mentioned SlickStack script.

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