WordPress will run well on any server that has Apache, MySQL, and PHP installed. But you can definitely optimize a WordPress Hosting environment to run faster and more efficiently.
If you run a WordPress site (or several) on your Linux VPS hosting account, this article is for you. We’ll explain how you can get an optimized WordPress stack in your VPS so you can serve WordPress sites at blazing fast speeds.
Why Go With a VPS?
Our managed WordPress hosting provides a great WordPress experience that will meet the needs of most users.
However, some users require the flexibility of the VPS hosting environment. The Virtual Private Server option provides more access to critical computing resources for users that plan on operating multiple sites or providing sub-accounts to other users.
InMotion offers managed and unmanaged hosting environments, for more information see our post on managed vs unmanaged VPS hosting.
Our WordPress Recipe
We make no secret of what our optimized WordPress stack consists of. And you can follow along with our Support Center guide to tune up your VPS. Our stack utilizes:
- NGINX proxy server
- PHP-FPM for PHP dynamic site optimization
- Opcache caching software
Each application has the common goal of speeding up network traffic. You may find that you no longer need a content delivery network (CDN) anymore. Worry less about modifying plugins and themes and focus on marketing for your business.
But, if you still feel hesitant to perform this tune-up on your own, you can request one of our Managed Hosting team members do it for you.
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Get WordPress Hosting VPS
Another alternative is to purchase (or transfer your account to) a VPS that has been pre-configured with our WordPress hosting magic already. This way, you can get a VPS hosting account that is already optimized for WordPress.
All you need to do is choose the WordPress optimized VPS, running on SSD hardware, during the checkout process if you’re purchasing for first time. If you have already have a VPS account, you can simply request a transfer from your Account Management Panel.
In the end, if your VPS is not optimized for WordPress, you should really consider it. Even if some of the sites you’re managing are not using WordPress, it doesn’t hurt at all to have the optimized server options available to you.
And remember we’re always available to answer any questions you may have. We always have WordPress experts standing by to answer your questions.