This article of mine has been original published on Wazi
WordPress, the popular content managing system (CMS), is easy to set up and use, and well supported by both its community and professional consultants. WordPress depends upon a complete stack that comprises an operating system, database, web server, and PHP. If you can optimize this stack, you can enhance the performance of your site. Here are some tricks and best practices for a setup that will improve your throughput without forcing you to upgrade your hardware.
In the Part 1 of this guide we have seen what to check and change in the Operating system and on the database server (mysql), today we’ll see how to setup the http server (Nginx to be exact) and PHP.