The Delicious Brains site has posted the latest part in their "Hosting WordPress Yourself" series (originally started back in 2015). In this latest tutorial they update things based on the current status of the WordPress project and share some of the considerations that need to be made when self-hosting versus something like WordPress.com.
It’s been 2 years since I started writing the Hosting WordPress Yourself series, and in that time a lot has changed! If you had tried following along with the series recently you will probably have noticed that a few of the steps outlined in the articles no longer worked, or were no longer relevant. A few exciting new technologies and services have also been introduced over the last few years (e.g. PHP 7.1, Let’s Encrypt, HTTP/2) which can improve both the performance and security of your sites. As such, Brad suggested that I update the entire series to reflect what’s changed over the last couple of years.
The existing articles in this series have already been updated with the changes that follow. This article serves as a changelog and documents what’s changed in each article.
They then go through the major updates that need to be made to the previous advice covering including topics like:
- Setting Up a Virtual Server
- Installing Nginx, PHP and MariaDB
- Server Monitoring and Caching
- Cron, Email and Automatic Backups
- Nginx Security Tweaks, WooCommerce Caching, and Auto Server Updates
Check out the full post for the complete advice.