VestaCP Nginx Php-fpm Performance On OpenVZ VPS

Here is another short review on how an OpenVZ-based VPS running VestaCP with Nginx and Php-fpm stack can perform in a real production environment hosting real website with real traffic. Previously, I also posted another short review about VestaCP performance using its default configuration (Nginx as frontend proxy, Apache as webserver, PHP, and MySQL). The result was pretty impressive which until then the server received traffic spike. The server was basically ok but I had to move it to another server due to a number of reasons which I can not describe them here. Instead of just moving the website to new server, I wanted to also try different configuration. Hence, I decided to install VestaCP with pure Nginx as webserver and PHP-fpm. Moreover, I always wanted to try Redis so I also installed it alongside with Vestacp. Continue reading “VestaCP Nginx Php-fpm Performance On OpenVZ VPS”

Integrating Let’s Encrypt SSL With ISPManager Control Panel

I think a lot of you have already read the news about plans of Google to start labeling as “insecure” all websites that transmit passwords or ask for credit card details over plain text HTTP. This is another great reason why Let’s Encrypt, a service delivering free SSL/TLS certificates, is rapidly gaining traction. The key feature of Let’s Encrypt is secure data encryption over HTTPS protocol for any web project. Continue reading “Integrating Let’s Encrypt SSL With ISPManager Control Panel”

Add a new site in Vestacp Nginx+Php-fpm+Redis server (and install WordPress)

Continuing our last article on how to setup a lightning fast webserver based on VestaCP with super LEMP configuration of Nginx, Php-fpm, MySQL, and Redis caching. Previously we have told you how you can easily have such configuration making use of VestaCP, a free control panel software that can be installed easily. This time, we are going to show you some basic steps necessary to add a new website, manually install WordPress, and configure Redis caching to boost up site load performance. On top of that, such webserver configuration can also reduce overall system load of your server. Continue reading “Add a new site in Vestacp Nginx+Php-fpm+Redis server (and install WordPress)”

How to Install Vestacp Nginx LEMP Stack with Redis Caching on Ubuntu

This simple step by step tutorial will show you some basic information on how to setup Nginx with standalone Nginx and PHP-fpm (instead of the default one: Nginx as frontend proxy with Apache as backend) complemented with Redis in-memory object caching. The purpose of this setup is to build a fast and lightweight server to host your websites but still to make use of the easiness of VestaCP to setup the whole LEMP stack. Hence, the overall process will be way faster to setup. Continue reading “How to Install Vestacp Nginx LEMP Stack with Redis Caching on Ubuntu”

How to Install and Use Memcached with Nginx, PHP 7 on Ubuntu 16.04

We have several articles about Varnish, a popular technology to cache your website in server’s memory / RAM and therefore it can boost the speed of your website and enlighten your server load. Today, I will show you another in-memory caching technology which is earlier and more popular than Varnish Cache. Meet Memcached! In sort, it is a distributed in-memory caching system that stores key-value pairs in your server’s RAM. The purpose of using this technology is still the same: to turbo boost your site performance as well as reducing server heavy load by avoiding frequent queries to database. Memcached (pronounced: Mem-cash-dee), or Memcache-daemon, is a process that listens by default on port 11211. Continue reading “How to Install and Use Memcached with Nginx, PHP 7 on Ubuntu 16.04”

How to Install Joomla on ISPManager-based Server

Here we will try to explore how to save a lot of time on CMS deployment. Downloading of CMS, creation of data base, setting limits for users – now all these actions can be automated using specialized tools like ISPmanager hosting panel. And in this article I will show how to deploy a ready to work website based on CMS Joomla. All you will have to do next is just choose a web design and write a unique content for it. Continue reading “How to Install Joomla on ISPManager-based Server”

The Comprehensive Concepts Of HAProxy And Load Balancing

HAProxy can also be referred to as High Availability Proxy. It remains a well-known open source software TCP/HTTP proxying solutions and Load Balancer that can operate on FreeBSD, Solaris, and Linux. The most important application of HAProxy is to enhance the reliability and performance of a server environment. It can achieve this goal by spreading the workload across several servers such as A database, application, the web, and just to mention a few. HAProxy is primarily used in several high-profile areas, including Twitter, Instagram, Imgur and GitHub. Is your quest for Load Balancer, Load Balancing and how HAProxy works? In this article, you will learn more on the basic load-balancing terminology, what is HAProxy, and examples of how it can be applied to enhance the reliability and performance of a server environment. Continue reading “The Comprehensive Concepts Of HAProxy And Load Balancing”

How to Add New Websites on Nginx Ubuntu 16.04 Server

Let’s say you have installed full LEMP stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL/MariaDB, and PHP) but how can you add new websites or domains on it? The answer is by creating Virtual Hosts or Server Blocks. The main point is to create a Virtual Block file for each of your website / domain. It means you have to create another Server Block for another website you want to add. Going back to basic, an Nginx Server Block is configuration file holding all necessary configuration for websites you want it to be made accessible through and served by Nginx. Basically you can put all configurations of all websites in a single Server Block file but we believe it is better to have separate Server Block for each website. Continue reading “How to Add New Websites on Nginx Ubuntu 16.04 Server”