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Lightning-fast WordPress on Nginx

Nginx (web server)

Nginx is the world’s fastest (and most scalable) web server, and it also happens to be free and open source.

SlickStack installs Nginx using the nginx-extras package from the Ubuntu repos, so that in the future (or for advanced users) we can more easily use some of the advanced features that are included in that package by Ubuntu. For example, there are cache purge options bundled in that package which the nginx package doesn’t have. Currently, SlickStack uses it’s own cache purge script and not per-URL purging, but that may change at some point in the future (who knows).

Public mirrors:

Ubuntu package (20.04):


Last modified on July 18th, 2021