New article making the rounds


#1

Hey all,

I’m guessing you saw this but here’s a really interesting article on using a $10 VPS configured with Nginx that can handle a ton of traffic. I use easy engine for everything but I’m tempted to try one VPS with this config would love to know your thoughts on it


#2

Apart from attention grabbing headline, it has nothing special. It uses nginx’s fastcgi-cache which EasyEngine already provides with –wpfc option.

If you notice any special config option which can be useful, let us know. We are happy to tweak EasyEngine always. :slight_smile:


#3

Cool thanks

I’m curious, is it possible for me to upgrade a site build with easy engine with the --basic to --wpfc? If not, how would I go about doing it manually/


#4

I’m assuming you have single WordPress site example.com (–wp --basic)

Its possible to change the caching from --basic to the --wpfc with some manual work,

First open the example.com
ee site edit example.com

Replace Headings:
OLD VALUE:
# WPSINGLE BASIC NGINX CONFIGURATION
NEW VALUE:
# WPSINGLE FAST CGI NGINX CONFIGURATION

Lets replace --basic nginx configuration with --wpfc nginx configuraion

OLD VALUE:

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


	location ~ \.php$ {  
		try_files $uri =404;  

		include fastcgi_params;  
		fastcgi_pass php;  
	}  


	include common/wpcommon.conf;  
	include common/locations.conf;  

}  

NEW VALUE:

  
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|index.php|/feed/|sitemap(_index)?.xml|[a-z0-9_-]+-sitemap([0-9]+)?.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;  
	}  


	# Use Cached Or Actual File If They Exists, Otherwise Pass Request To WordPress  
	location / {  

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


	location ~ ^/wp-content/cache/minify/(.+\.(css|js))$ {  
		try_files $uri /wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/pub/minify.php?file=$1;  

	}  

	location ~ \.php$ {  

		try_files $uri =404;  
		include fastcgi_params;  

		fastcgi_pass php;  

		fastcgi_cache_bypass $skip_cache;  

		fastcgi_no_cache $skip_cache;  

		fastcgi_cache WORDPRESS;  

	}  

	location ~ /purge(/.*) {  

		fastcgi_cache_purge WORDPRESS "$scheme$request_method$host$1";  
	}  


	include common/wpcommon.conf;  
	include common/locations.conf;  

}  

Once you finish the replace OLD VALUE with NEW VALUE, save the file

Install & Configure Plugins:

  1. nginx-helper - https://rtcamp.com/wordpress-nginx/tutorials/single-site/fastcgi-cache-with-purging/#install-nginx-helper-plugin
  2. w3 total cache
    W3 Total Cache Settings:
  
Page Cache:		Disable  
Database Cache:		Memcached  
Object Cache:		Memcached  
Browser Cache:		Disable  

Lets cross check --wpfc works perfectly

TESTING:
Run following command on your local system
curl -I example.com

First time you get rt-Fastcgi-Cache: MISS and after that you will get rt-Fastcgi-Cache: HIT


#5

This is perfect, thanks so much!


#6

Hi @coreyallen,

EasyEngine now includes single line command to update site from one type to another type. You can refer this document for more details: http://docs.rtcamp.com/easyengine/commands/site/update

I am closing this support ticket for now. Feel free to create a new support ticket if you have any queries further. :slight_smile:


#7