Category: System Admin

How to Fix and Avoid WordPress Blank Page on NGINX

On Windows OS – the most popular opearting system for personal users, we have Blue Screen of Death as most common error screen. And with Nginx – the one of most popular web server softwares, we have White/Blank Screen of Death too. Unlike Windows Error Page, you won’t find useful information when facing with that problem because the it’s set hide from public by default, you need research the nginx and php logs to solve it.
If you don’t have a lot of experience with nginx, you will confusing with this common error like 403 Forbidden problem. In this post, I will explain about the solution to fix and avoid White/Blank Page when running WordPress on Nginx.
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Compare HHVM and PHP-FPM

Move from PHP to HHVM to improve websites performance

For a long time ago, I’m not writing any article about the server (nginx) optimization because my VPS that’s powered by Digital Ocean is working flawlessly on the lowest plan with just $5/month.
Do you know? If you do over optimization on the lowest VPS hardware on Digital Ocean, it will decrease your server performance instead the good results which you’ve expected. Although it can’t improve by itself, you really want to make it… better by switch from php-fpm to hhvm.
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Recommended Nginx Configuration for High Traffic WordPress

Recommended Nginx Configuration for High Traffic WordPress on Small VPS (512 RAM)

A mere half-year ago, I was published two article to guide you setup perfect VPS on Digital Ocean and the guidelines to optimize LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) web server on lowest VPS hardware plan. My VPS that’s optimized with Varnish, W3 Total Cache, PHP-APC was powered on since November 2013 until now without any reboot or reset. I estimate my server could easily handle 50K – 100K page views per day. At that point I would be close to breaking 95% memory usage (with swap file). In just an afternoon last week, my server was survival with 280K page views, without any downtime.
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Why I Moved to DigitalOcean & How to setup a perfect VPS

Guidelines to setup a perfect Digital Ocean VPS

As you can see, since last week, I did not publish new post because I have moved to Digital Ocean after a trial month. In the last few years I’ve used a lot of hosting providers. If you aren’t aware, I’ve been with HostGator for years, but after the last few months, I’ve been noticing their VPS services were slow. As my previous hosting contract was coming to an end and my friend has recommended Digital Ocean, I decided to take a look and was instantly surprised. DigitalOcean was just what I was looking for. Until now I’ve never actually found any that have been able to satisfy my needs at the right price. In this post, I’m going to let you guys know why I switched and why Digital Ocean is my host of choice right now.
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