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  Reply # 1530197 11-Apr-2016 20:03
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Eddieb - check out LightningBase

 

They specialise in Wordpress hosting I have a few sites with them. I would normally recommend using EasyEngine on a VPS provider of your choice (I use SiteHost for business.. Vultr for home); but LightningBase do make it easy, and have built in caching, CDN etc. They have servers in Melbourne which may as well be NZ based for performance.

 

I think Chris is probably happy to assist in migrating the site over too.

 

 


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  Reply # 1530216 11-Apr-2016 20:35
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I need to do this too at some stage. Keen to learn something new in an non-business critical context. 

 

@timmmay - if you were working up a guide/how-to and wanted a guinea pig, I'm very happy to volunteer.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1530218 11-Apr-2016 20:41
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Are instructions for setting up EasyEngine with Wordpress on AWS here https://easyengine.io/docs/install/aws/ but isn't super in depth

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  Reply # 1530267 11-Apr-2016 21:19
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The EasyEngine has the core tasks looking good. My tutorial covers HEAPS more, including:

 

  • Setting everything (Nginx, PHP or HHVM, RDS) up from scratch, using yum for some things and building others from source
  • Setting up AWS, from scratch, with lots of screenshots
  • Setting up MySQL users and permissions (easy engine may do that)
  • Setting up Wordpress single and multisite (I gave up on multisite)
  • Migrating websites and content in
  • Optimised configurations for Nginx, including setting caching headers that Wordpress themes set incorrectly, favicon stuff (complex in multisite)
  • Basics like setting server timezone, php timezone, and lots of practical stuff about getting stuff working
  • Adding Let's Encrypt and HTTP2 using an ACME client that works (Let's Encrypt client doesn't work properly on AWS), including auto renewals
  • Setting up CloudFlare - not just changing DNS, optimising page rules
  • Performance testing, including tools used, methodology, and results
  • How to switch from HHVM to PHP 5.6 (HHVM version I was using was unreliable, and Amazon Linux has poor support for many software packages - this why I may dump it for Ubuntu 16.04 when it's released and I can be bothered)
  • Plus a whole bunch of other stuff I found on the way

The tutorial is live and has been for a while. I prefer not to post the link here, but if anyone wants the URL PM me.





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  Reply # 1530291 11-Apr-2016 22:08
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timmmay:

 

The EasyEngine has the core tasks looking good. My tutorial covers HEAPS more, including:

 

  • Setting everything (Nginx, PHP or HHVM, RDS) up from scratch, using yum for some things and building others from source
  • Setting up AWS, from scratch, with lots of screenshots
  • Setting up MySQL users and permissions (easy engine may do that)
  • Setting up Wordpress single and multisite (I gave up on multisite)
  • Migrating websites and content in
  • Optimised configurations for Nginx, including setting caching headers that Wordpress themes set incorrectly, favicon stuff (complex in multisite)
  • Basics like setting server timezone, php timezone, and lots of practical stuff about getting stuff working
  • Adding Let's Encrypt and HTTP2 using an ACME client that works (Let's Encrypt client doesn't work properly on AWS), including auto renewals
  • Setting up CloudFlare - not just changing DNS, optimising page rules
  • Performance testing, including tools used, methodology, and results
  • How to switch from HHVM to PHP 5.6 (HHVM version I was using was unreliable, and Amazon Linux has poor support for many software packages - this why I may dump it for Ubuntu 16.04 when it's released and I can be bothered)
  • Plus a whole bunch of other stuff I found on the way

The tutorial is live and has been for a while. I prefer not to post the link here, but if anyone wants the URL PM me.

 

 

Thanks @timmmay. Looks like an awesome resource. It's taking all my willpower to wait until tomorrow to start this, rather than staying up all night.


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  Reply # 1530382 12-Apr-2016 06:58
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Don't follow my current guide exactly as it is, it's far more manual than it needs to be. Suggest you use Ubuntu 14.04 (or 16.04 once it's out in a couple of weeks), EasyEngine, and use my guide for the extra stuff - general setup, offsite backups to dropbox, nginx rules, etc.





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