Fastest WordPress stack vs. fastest WordPress hosting?
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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?AlexisGuest
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.
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.ZacharyGuest
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:EdwardGuest
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 😀TimothyGuest
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.JanetGuest
many good KVM cloud providers to choose from.ChristinaGuest
what about fastest ISP? fastest datacenter? fastest undersea cables? fastest browser and device?CherylGuest
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 fyiEmmaGuest
how much does the CPU and disk storage type matter for speedAmyGuest
“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)
“Install the Fastest, Most Optimized WordPress Stack” from Linux Stans also mentioned SlickStack script.AlexanderGuest
All roads lead to SlickStack ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ThomasGuest
theoretically, adding Varnish layer to SlickStack could be even faster.RussellGuest