What is SlickStack?
SlickStack is a free LEMP stack automation script written in Bash designed to enhance and simplify WordPress provisioning, performance, and security.
SlickStack is a tool in the Server Configuration and Automation category of a tech stack.
SlickStack is an open source tool with 504 GitHub stars and 102 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to SlickStack's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses SlickStack?
4 developers on StackShare have stated that they use SlickStack.
Git, PHP, MySQL, NGINX, and WordPress are some of the popular tools that integrate with SlickStack. Here's a list of all 15 tools that integrate with SlickStack.
Pros of SlickStack
Designed for Ubuntu LTS
Works on any cloud VPS network
Free OpenSSL certificates (that never expire)
100% open source (better security and transparency)
Native Bash commands (no learning new shortcuts)
Includes MU plugins for technical SEO, etc
Built-in WordPress plugin blacklist
Redis object caching enabled by default
Nginx FastCGI Cache enabled by default
- FastCGI Cache
- Zend OPcache
- UFW Firewall
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