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Discussion in 'Install & Upgrades or Pre-Install Questions' started by DerGelbe, Jan 17, 2017.

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  1. DerGelbe

    DerGelbe New Member

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    So centmin installed with success on a ArubaCloud VPS. I had a spare domain that I used and I installed Wordpress. For DNS pointing I use CloudFlare.

    So far everything works.

    I didn't fiddle with Wordpress (or any server stuff). Pagespeed on first load is 2.1sec, which is ok, but slightly slower than my shared host (not VPS) with Apache and LiteSpeed.

    I use the VPS purely for testing. So what other things I can do (server side) to improve loading speed?

    I know, there is plenty of information here - but it's hard to filter stuff out for the non-server expert.

    So I hope to get some hints.


    • Centmin Mod Version Installed: i.e. 123.08stable
    • Nginx Version Installed: i.e. 1.11.8
    • PHP Version Installed: 7*
    • MariaDB MySQL Version Installed: i.e. 10.0.28 or 10.1.20
    • When was last time updated Centmin Mod code base ? : installed 3 days ago

     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Right after install, threads to read, pages to bookmark and threads to watch/subscribe to get to know Centmin Mod would include:
    The Getting Started Guide has a wealth of info you can go through step by step to getting the environment all setup first. FAQ has other commonly asked questions too :)

    Use webpagetest.org, gtmetrix.com to speed test your shared host versus Centmin Mod VPS and see. Pay attention to geographic location of test server and target server (shared host or vps) as distance affects page load speed too.

    As to pagespeed, your web site and style/theme used also matters. But check out juicy articles under webperf tag in forum at https://community.centminmod.com/forums/all-internet-web-performance-news.55/?prefix_id=55

    i.e. https://community.centminmod.com/threads/front-end-optimization-–-9-tips-to-improve-web-performance.9645/

    and

    https://community.centminmod.com/threads/running-high-traffic-websites-–-8-things-to-consider.9599/

    and

    https://community.centminmod.com/threads/latency-optimization-–-tips-for-optimal-performance.9223/

    Centmin Mod Nginx takes care of alot of the stuff i.e. compress static files/assets js/css and browser level caching/expire headers etc.