Hi TheCrogers, I noticed your profile and would like to offer you my project. I set up a digitalocean vps: Ubuntu 16 / nginx / php7 / wordpress. (No Varnish). Everything is okay except wordpress is giving me an error when trying to make outbound http requests when it connects to the theme developer's site to validate the theme license. I built the site using these directions: [url removed, login to view]
I used letsencrypt free ssl. I didn't set up any mail.
1. Is this server setup in your wheelhouse?
2. Could you give me a ballpark idea of the cost of tweaking the configuration to fix the above problem (my primary concern right now).
3. And a ballpark cost for setting up mail so that wordpress can email (on form submission, etc.)
4. Cost is an issue because this is just for development right now, but I'm thinking of moving a few sites to such a server.
I see that you're a student. I was in college once, and I like helping other college students.