This gist assumes you are migrating an existing site for www.example.com — ideally WordPress — to a new server — ideally Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS — and wish to enable HTTP/2 (backwards compatibile with HTTP/1.1) with always-on HTTPS, caching, compression, and more. Although these instructions are geared towards WordPress, they should be trivially extensible to other PHP frameworks, other FastCGI backends, and even non-FastCGI backends (using
proxy in lieu of
fastcgi in the terminal Caddyfile stanza).
Quickstart: Use your own naked and canonical domain names instead of example.com and www.example.com and customize the Caddyfile and VCL provided in this gist to your preferences!