WordPress Standalone Pro Package
The WordPress Standalone Pro package has an efficient single node topology based on the Virtuozzo Application Platform certified LLSMP (Linux + LiteSpeed + MariaDB + PHP) template with a set of built-in advanced features. The packaged structure makes this solution optimal for running small- and medium-size projects and development environments that do not require scalability or high availability.
WordPress Standalone Pro Specifics
The WordPress Standalone Pro package offers the following features:
- LiteSpeed Web Server
- Web Application Firewall
- Edge Side Includes (ESI)
- MariaDB Database
- Premium CDN
- Let’s Encrypt SSL
- WordPress Plugins
LiteSpeed Web Server
LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) is a high-performance, low-memory consuming web server. It is built based on the best practices of PHP hosting, utilizing the benefits of both Apache and NGINX implementations and integrating its own optimizations.
The feature-rich structure of the LiteSpeed application server includes ESI caching, browser, and object cache along with the support of HTTP/3, CDN, WAF, Geo-DNS, reCAPTCHA, cutting-edge anti-DDoS protection. All these benefits make the application server one of the best options on the market for efficient WordPress hosting.
Web Application Firewall
The Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a built-in feature enabled by default for all the WordPress installations based on the LiteSpeed Web Server. It supports ModSecurity rules and comes by default with the Comodo ruleset. WAF provides Layer-7 Anti-DDoS Filtering, WordPress brute force protection, as well as IP level bandwidth and request rate throttling. LiteSpeed WAF manages rules for dynamic requests, which allows significantly optimized computing power.
Edge Side Includes (ESI)
ESI includes all functions of the SSI (Server Side Includes - a simple interpreted server-side scripting language) while providing more flexibility. When a page is requested, ESI will assemble the whole page before making any trips back to the browser. Avoiding extra trips back and forth shaves excess loading time.
With the ability to create fragments (aka “punch holes”) for private content, ESI enables most of a site’s pages to be considered publicly cacheable. A whole page no longer must be deemed non-cacheable due to a single non-cacheable section. By allowing that element to be cached privately (while the rest of the page remains in the public cache), you optimize space usage and speed.
When ESI is combined with LSCache plugins and the LiteSpeed Cache server module, it takes caching to a whole new level of usefulness.
The popular MariaDB database server is employed to store website content. The default values of configuration parameters were changed to ensure the highest possible performance. You may see these values in the sqldb config file.
Redis is a high-performance RAM-allocated data structure store running in the LiteSpeed Web Server container and used as a high-speed caching and non-relational Database Management System (DBMS) solution. Object caching stores already loaded database query results and serves the appropriate requests faster. Such an approach provides much higher performance compared to relational DBMSs.
CDN Add-On is an optional feature that can be integrated into the WordPress application. It utilizes a highly interconnected global network with massive bandwidth capacity, advanced static assets caching, and high-speed modern HTTP/3 support, which ensures lightning-fast content loading for WordPress sites. Virtuozzo PaaS customers get premium traffic for the same price across all continents and countries with no surprising bills based on geographic locations.
Let’s Encrypt SSL
Let’s Encrypt SSL Add-On does the routine yet important system administration tasks of issuing trusted SSL certificates, integrating them into the application server, and enabling fully automated certificate renewal to stay secure over time.
List of WordPress plugins used by default:
- LiteSpeed Cache
WordPress Standalone Pro Installation
1. Click the New Environment button at the top of the dashboard.
2. Within the opened wizard, select the required WordPress topology (Standalone Pro in our case).
Here, the following configuration options are available before the installation:
- Advanced Features - tick the required options to include them
- WordPress Brute force Attack Protection - activates the WordPress Brute Force Attack Protection feature
- Web Application Firewall - enables Web Application Firewall (WAF), i.e. the use of free security rules from Comodo
- Install Let’s Encrypt SSL with Auto-Renewal - adds a Let’s Encrypt SSL add-on that allows you to issue and use a trusted, free certificate for a custom domain
- Install Lightning-Fast Premium CDN - integrates Verizon Edgecast CDN into WordPress application
- Topology - allows you to view the current package topology scheme by hovering over the hint icon
- Environment - sets the environment name within the platform domain
- Display Name - provides a custom alias for the environment
- Region - selects the target region
Click Install to proceed.
3. In a few minutes, your WordPress instance will be created.
Check your email for additional information (e.g. admin panel credentials):
That’s all! You can start managing your WordPress website right away.