May 21, 2012 · 6:00 PM
This month we'll have the Automattician Magician of Nutrition Evan "There are seventeen Os in my last name" Solomon present on how to setup a High Performace WordPress Host yourself "from scratch".
THIS MEETUP (LIKE THE LAST ONE) WILL BE FOCUSED ON A TECHNICAL AUDIENCE.
IF YOU DO NOT CONSIDER YOURSELF AN ENGINEER (EG, IF YOU CAN NOT SSH INTO YOUR HOST AND WORK ON THE COMMAND LINE), YOU WILL NOT GET A LOT OUT OF THIS MEETUP. WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE SO PLEASE DON'T RSVP "YES" IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU'LL ATTEND AND ENJOY!
Evan will go through and explain the whole process of setting up your own WordPress server, from beginning to end. He'll start with a brand new VPS and show you how to get all the way to a working, lightning-fast WordPress site, including:
- The software WordPress is built on: PHP, MySQL, etc
- nginx (without Apache) for a lightweight-but-powerful web server
- WordPress multisite with custom domain mapping
- High performance caching for WordPress' internal API's
- (object cache) and for HTML page outputs (Batcache)
This talk is relevant to anyone who wants to host their own (or other peoples') WordPress sites, and it requires that you understand the basics of using the command line and SSH. We're going to be spending a lot of time in Terminal, so you should be familiar with how it works. This is meant as a complement to Ben Metcalfe's April presentation -- if you are interested in applying the ideas Ben talked about, this is the place to start.