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  • This is the 3rd time I have rebuilt my website. It has gone thru a few iterations. This time around I started with deciding to rebuild my vps hosted with digital ocean. Before I had just used the ubuntu image with WordPress included. The problem that is that it runs with Apache instead of nginx. After running that setup for a year it kept crashing every few weeks both on the $5 droplet and the $10 droplet. To compound things I actually run WordPress Multi-site so I was really maxing out the limited memory available on the small droplets. The solution was to switch to nginx. Running wordpress ontop of nginx you can squeeze a lot more performance from a

    Jan 23,
    - by kelley