My article Running Drupal on Debian 8 with Apache 2.4, event MPM and PHP-FPM (via socks and proxy) is one of the most read on xdeb.org. Here is the updated version for Debian 9. I mention Drupal in the title but this setup should work well for most PHP based systems like Wordpress and Joomla etc.
After reading articles like My First 5 Minutes On A Server by Bryan Kennedy and My First 10 Minutes On a Server by Cody Littlewood I was inspired to write up how I setup a new server. There are no special tricks in the way I setup servers to make them secure.
Updated version of this article: Running Drupal on Debian 9 with Apache 2.4, HTTP/2, event MPM and PHP-FPM (via socks and proxy) I’m building a new Ansible playbook for setting up web servers with Debian 8. I have always used mod_php before and it has been very stable but have some well known drawbacks.
At DrupalCamp Stockholm 2009 Robert Douglass from Acquia talked about Drupal with Apache Solr search. Solr takes searching in Drupal a huge step forward. Speed and faceted search on author/type/term/language/date/CCK fields are the main features. A “Did you mean …” function is there also and it works surprisingly well.