Some basic questions for a new EE setup


#1

Hi - sorry if these questions seem basic - I have basic Apache server knowledge and am learning here. So please be patient :slight_smile:

EE looks amazing - I plan to use it on my digital ocean droplet.

Which caching option is best - FastCGI? Does this mean I don’t need PHP-FPM?

Does the basic setup have PHP memcache?

Is Varnish needed as well as FastCGI?

If I use FastCGI, will I need a WP plugin like SuperCache?

And what miminum size Digital Ocean droplet is recommended for this type of install. I currently have a $10/m size.

Thanks in advance! Alex


#2

Which caching option is best - FastCGI? Does this mean I don’t need PHP-FPM?

–wpredis is currently the best

Does the basic setup have PHP memcache?

The setup with W3TC use memcache, but redis is better than memcached.

Is Varnish needed as well as FastCGI?

With Redis, Varnish is not needed : Why Redis is better

If I use FastCGI, will I need a WP plugin like SuperCache?

For each caching system, a WordPress plugin will be automatically installed.

And what miminum size Digital Ocean droplet is recommended for this type of install. I currently have a $10/m size.

A $10/m droplet is enough :slight_smile:


#3

Thanks :slight_smile:

I will try both Redis and NGINX cache to see which is faster.

If I do the --wpfc install option, does this install PHP-FPM, or just FastCGI - I am confused which options I need!


#4

FastCGI, in this case, is just the cache.

PHP will always run as php-fpm.


#5