I discovered imgproxy a few months ago. It’s an open source image processing tool. It’s written in Go, it’s really fast and it has a ton of great features. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to configure imgproxy to optimize your WordPress images and serve them in WebP format when supported.
Fail2ban for WordPress on DigitalOcean
Fail2ban is an open source security utility, which scans log files for certain patterns and bans IPs when malicious activity is encountered. This could be used to protect WordPress from bruteforce attacks, pingback attacks and more. In this tutorial we’ll look at installing fail2ban on a DigitalOcean server and configuring it to secure WordPress.
Don’t Use the 1-Click WordPress Installer on DigitalOcean
DigitalOcean supports plenty of applications through their Marketplace, including WordPress. These are essentially disk images, which you can deploy to the cloud with just one click. Well, maybe a few clicks.