Simple Tips To Make Your VPS WordPress Friendly

Unmanaged VPS is cheap nowadays. Sometimes even much cheaper than having a managed shared hosting. Managing your VPS yourself to works exactly how you want it is, however, a different story. A managed VPS will just be an additional financial burden to you.

A VPS functionality out-of-the-box may not be in conformance of your expectations of a VPS. If your VPS serves your WordPress blog, installing the script in your VPS may be a breeze, but if your VPS is not configured properly installing themes and plugins will be a pain, not to mention upgrades.

To make your VPS WordPress friendly, your files should be should have the proper permissions. Normally, in *nix system, the user who creates the files and folders have ownership of the files and folders. When upgrading WordPress or installing themes and plugins, the web server (i.e. apache) need to have write permissions to the WordPress installation folder. Opening the permission to be writable by everyone (i.e 777) is security issue. The permissions should least be 755 for folders and 644 for files.

How would you implement selective chmod to your WordPress installation? This wiki provides the solution to that problem.

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Ver Pangonilo
A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).
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