This site is about how to install and configure lightning fast, and budget friendly virtual server with WordPress using Ubuntu and offloading as much as possible to cloud services.
JeOS refers to a customized operating system that precisely fits the needs of a particular application.
Table of contents
- Just Enough
- Operating System
- Firewall and safeguard WordPress
- SMTP over port 443 with Oauth2
- WPtouch simplifies mobile approach
- Dive deeper into the matter
- Automate the creation of WPjeOS
- Tuning for speed
- How to run WordPress without a server
- Alternate budget friendly WordPress VPS solutions
This site is about the concept WordPress JeOS.
WP JeOS is a customized and optimized Virtual Private Server in the cloud built with the sole purpose of running WordPress with the keywords:
- Budget-minded regarding money and hours spent
- Scalable as your business grows
- The feeling of satisfaction and reward you get from a DIY project
The term “budget minded” involves both dollars and the number of your working hours.
This tutorial is for you that are familiar with working with the command line and an SSH client. Your WordPress optimized VPS server could be in production within a few hours.
Ubuntu JeOS (pronounced “juice”) is a discontinued variant of Ubuntu that is described as “an efficient variant … configured specifically for virtual appliances.”[It is a concept for what an operating system should look like in the context of a virtual appliance. JeOS stands for “Just enough Operating System.” JeOS has been replaced by Ubuntu Core, which is now an officially supported minimal variant of Ubuntu.
Its first release was Ubuntu JeOS 7.10, and since the release of Ubuntu 8.10 it has been included as an option as part of the standard Ubuntu Server Edition.
Just enough operating system (JeOS, pronounced “juice” according to SUSE) is a paradigm for customizing operating systems to fit the needs of a particular application such as for a software appliance. The platform only includes the operating system components required to support a particular application and any other third-party components contained in the appliance (e.g., the kernel). This makes the appliance smaller, faster (to boot and to execute the particular application) and potentially more secure than an application running under a full general-purpose OS.
Ubuntu VPS with a single WordPress site
Install Memcached or Redis client for Amazon ElastiCache
Enable Apache modules for W3 Total Cache Browser Cache
Cheats sheet: Adding new virtual host
Tuning Ubuntu and Apache
Correct IP when using CloudFlare
Automatically update WP, themes, and plugins with WP-CLI
Firewall and safeguard WordPress
Maintain a sound and sustainable password policy
The only ports that should be visible to the world are 443 and 22.
Allow only incoming traffic from the CloudFlare IP range on port 443 and your IP on port 22.
Allow only outgoing traffic to the net on port 443, your IP on port 22 and port 80
Allow only internal traffic to and from ElastiCache and RDS.
The package management tool apt-get needs outgoing port 80 to be open
More about the concept of security
SMTP over port 443 with Oauth2
How to set up outgoing mail from WordPress on port 443.
TIP: Consider using Slack.com for your forms as an alternative to of e-mail.
Many tasks kan be done better with Slack.
Garden Gnome Software requires the ZIP PHP extension
WPtouch simplifies mobile approach
Within a few year mobile is the preferred platform for consuming Internet services and products. WPtouch simplifes the transition from PC based WordPress to Google Accelerated Mobile pages -AMP – and other ways of presenting mobile content.
Soap client for use with gateways
DOMDocument for multipart e-mail
mbsrtring for converting characters
Command line admin tools
Dive deeper into the matter
Migrate from shared server to WPJeOs.
Automate the creation of WPjeOS
A script could configure your WPjeOS server in minutes. A simple online form where you enter domain name and credentials for AWS, CloudFlare, and MaxCDN. Within a few moments, your server is ready for production. Just point your nameservers to CloudFlare.
Tuning for speed
MaxCDN, CloudFlare, and WordPress together in harmony?
WordPress without a CDN is not a good idea. Google penalizes you for slowness. Customers abandon your site because they won’t wait for the site to load. Period. MaxCDN, CloudFlare, and WordPress together in harmony? Let us find out!
How to run WordPress without a server
The concept of a server is about outdated. Why do you need a server?
Running the code on Google App Engine, Amazon Lambda, Microsoft Azure Functions, IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk or another stateless solution seems much more sensible and logical.
Alternate budget friendly WordPress VPS solutions
Microsoft Azure lets you run WordPress for free
You can WordPress on Microsoft Azure for free. The downside is that the free version does not let you use your domain name. For a small sum, you can run Microsoft Azure with you own domain name. The domain thing is really not a issue.
The other downside is that if you can not leverage the full power of WordPress. You need to run WordPress on an operating system in the Unix family to access all the features in WordPress. BSD and Linux is the most used Unix-family operating systems. Ubuntu is a Debian Linux build.