Hi guys! I have a small request about VPSs from DigitalOcean. I know they only sell unmanaged VPS and that's a plus for some people and I thought it would be for me too (because I thought I'd learn more about configuring one), but it has proven to be pretty difficult.I have been successfuly using them for small blogs and I liked it, but I think a VPS has more potential. I do know how to install Apache and Wordpress (takes about 5 min + some extra time to "enable" the custom permalinks - mod rewrite- and some other usefull stuff such as GD library, incrase max file size, etc...), but it's not very efficient just to install Wordpress. If I'm not wrong, a VPS should be well optimized in order to function properly. If I have close to 100 visitors at a time on my website, it crashes and I have to manually restart it everytime. I don't have these spikes all day, just some link posts getting "viral" on facebook. My shared hosting was able to handle even 10-15k visitors/day, but I wanted to try to host it myself on a VPS. I'm currently using the $5 droplet, thought I'd upgrade if necessary but I think the current droplet should be able to handle 100 visitors at a time (it's not like that all day). Also, the visitors don't spend much time on the website, they come, see a funny picture (or few more) and then they leave. I've read some tutorials and documentation about it and some people recommend using nginx instead of Apache (for Wordpress). Also, there are long debates between CentOS and Ubuntu (I'm using Centos 6.5), but for a newbie like it's hard to decide. So, here come the questions: 1) What OS would you recommend? (CentOS or Ubuntu) (x32 or x64) 2) Apache or Nginx ? 3) Do you happen to know/have a detailed tutorial on optimizing a Linux VPS for Wordpress ? I'd really want to learn it myself but starting from the scratch is taking too long and I needed a quick solution for now. I really like Linux and I want to learn more about it, but right now I'm looking for a solution to my problem, so please, don't say: "Get this 1000 pages long book about Linux and you might be able to figure it out yourself." Thank you!