Hi, new user to Hestia and really enjoying it so far!
I run a few WordPress instances on (Bitnami) EC2 images. The sites are small/low traffic, but customers can login etc. so I’m looking to change the stack to improve performance for logged in users by switching to NGINX, enable Object Caching etc.
I’m trying out Oracle Cloud Free Tier Ubuntu instances, even with 1GB RAM they seem ample.
I first tried EasyEngine to setup WordPress. While the stack looks attractive I see there’s little on the admin/monitoring side of things. Also the fact it’s Docker-based is a confusion/turn off for me.
I then found Hestia (via this great video) which seemed the most painless option. Cloudflare SSL setup was a breeze, and I have a nice control panel for administration and “Quick Install” of WordPress.
My question is around how the Hestia features/WordPress install compares against the EasyEngine/WordOps stacks. It looks like the Hestia WordPress install is quite “vanilla”, though it does include some packages like fail2ban, NGINX etc. so it is opinionated in some ways.
Does the Hestia WordPress install automatically use these packages or do they need to be configured manually?
If the Hestia WordPress install is opinionated, why doesn’t it include other common packages such as memcached, Redis, OPcache, WP-CLI etc. by default?
While I prefer to use Hestia, the default EasyEngine/WordOps installations seem a bit more optimised unless I’m missing something?
Appreciate any thoughts!