By default, all Pagely applications deploy with an Apache NGINX reverse proxy. WordPress was traditionally deployed on a LAMP stack (the A representing Apache), NGINX is generally better at handling requests. As such, NGINX would serve as a bridge between the traditional web server (Apache) and the outside world to increase performance while maintaining compatibility with older methods.
Note: We recommend that you fully test your site on a staging environment before changing your production site to Nginx-only. Most of the time, everything will work as usual, but some plugins may require specific configuration options.
This has become less necessary over time, and as such many people prefer to remove Apache entirely. To do so, preform the following steps:
- Begin by logging into the Atomic control panel.
- On the left side menu, click on Apps.
- Next, locate the app that you want to make the change on and click on the gear icon to the right of the app name.
- Once inside the app's settings page, enable advanced options by clicking on the Enable Advanced Options button.
- Finally, toggle to Nginx-Only inside the Webserver Type section.
NOTE: If you switch your site to NGINX-only this will remove the ability to use .htaccess. For our shared customers, support will be limited if you require specific NGINX rules that you can normally do via .htacccess. Shared customers will need to use this plugin for standard 301 redirects.
For more information about the different modes available, take a look at our guide for NGINX+Apache and NGINX-only modes.