Few questions after my initial setup


Hello everyone,

It’s my first post here. I’d like to thanks everyone involved with Easyengine. Really good work :slight_smile:

After migrate my site to easyengine I ran a site update with the --wp --wpfc swtich. I noticed that it installs and configure W3TC plugin, right? I’ve disabled it. Do I need it?

I saw that it tried also to install Nginx Helper Plugin, but when I checked on my wp backend it wans’t installed. I installed it manually. I was following this tutorial: https://easyengine.io/wordpress-nginx/tutorials/single-site/fastcgi-cache-with-purging/

In this tutorial W3TC is not mentioned, I suppose I don’t need it to use fastcgi_cache…

nginx-cache-purge is OK on my end.

Using ramdisk (tmpfs) for cached content. I don’t have any tmpfs listed on my filesystem, Im running ubuntu 14.04 on a vpsdime server. There’s something I can do about this?

Next step is to edit /etc/nginx/sites-available/example.com file:

When I paste this code inside my file:

set $skip_cache 0;

POST requests and urls with a query string should always go to PHP

if ($request_method = POST) { set $skip_cache 1; }
if ($query_string != “”) { set $skip_cache 1; }

Don’t cache uris containing the following segments

if ($request_uri ~* “/wp-admin/|/xmlrpc.php|wp-.*.php|/feed/|index.php|sitemap(_index)?.xml”) { set $skip_cache 1; }

Don’t use the cache for logged in users or recent commenters

if ($http_cookie ~* “comment_author|wordpress_[a-f0-9]+|wp-postpass|wordpress_no_cache|wordpress_logged_in”) { set $skip_cache 1; }

location / { try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args; }

location ~ .php$ { try_files $uri =404; include fastcgi_params; fastcgi_pass;

  fastcgi_cache_bypass $skip_cache;
      fastcgi_no_cache $skip_cache;
  fastcgi_cache WORDPRESS;
  fastcgi_cache_valid  60m;


location ~ /purge(/.*) { fastcgi_cache_purge WORDPRESS “$scheme$request_method$host$1”; }

location ~* ^.+.(ogg|ogv|svg|svgz|eot|otf|woff|mp4|ttf|rss|atom|jpg|jpeg|gif|png|ico|zip|tgz|gz|rar|bz2|doc|xls|exe|ppt|tar|mid|midi|wav|bmp|rtf)$ { access_log off; log_not_found off; expires max; }

location = /robots.txt { access_log off; log_not_found off; } location ~ /. { deny all; access_log off; log_not_found off; }

And when I run nginx -t && service nginx reload I get:

nginx: [emerg] duplicate location “/” in /etc/nginx/common/wpfc.conf:20 nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test failed

If I undo the changes everything works.

For these lines mentioned in the tutorial:

fastcgi_cache_path /var/run/nginx-cache levels=1:2 keys_zone=WORDPRESS:100m inactive=60m; fastcgi_cache_key “$scheme$request_method$host$request_uri”; fastcgi_cache_use_stale error timeout invalid_header http_500; fastcgi_ignore_headers Cache-Control Expires Set-Cookie;

Do I have to do all these modifications even if i ran --wp --wpfc switches? I’m confused.

Thanks in advance for any help.


Bruno B.


You don’t need to make those modifications if the update you ran on your site was successful. I presume the tutorials are more for someone looking to do the same thing you did in a manual way.


Thank you Francisc_Furdui,

That’s what I thought.