My attempt to create the fastest possible WP website on a 5 $ droplet
I came about this idea, while i was reading an article on “How i made My WordPress Site 1311% Faster with Cloudways and WPMU DEV Plugins” , which did not succeed and i was´nt willing to pay 50$ per month for a SaaS solution plus the hosting for a company who just act as a broker for AWS, google and vultr.
After i did some research and tried many caching plugin like W3 Total cache, WP super cache, WP faster cache, to name a few, i came about an interesting solution called easyengine.io , which use Redis caching. Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker.
So here is the recipe:
Sign up at Digitalocean and create a small 512 MB Memory / 20 GB Disk / Ubuntu 16.04.1 x64 droplet.
wget -qO ee rt.cx/ee && sudo bash ee
ee site create macbroadcast.org --wpredis
ee site update macbroadcast.org --letsencrypt
Futhermore the use of Cloudflare for minification and the Rocket loader feature.
ee site update macbroadcast.org --php7
Check GTmetrix 😉