Apache or Nginx, what softwares should be used to for your server to achieve the maximum performance? If you have a small free server from GCP from part 1, and you want it to be able to handle average 1000 clients per second, Nginx is the best option. Apache use more server resources and must be configured properly to get the best performance. Nginx can handle very large amount of traffic even in a limited environment. We have done the loading test with the server from Google Cloud Platform from part 1 and the result was great without deep optimization. 1000 client/sec is not the maximum that this setup can get, it is the limit of the free test we could get. When we tried the same test using Apache, the test was aborted at the beginning because server crashed. That is why we will use Nginx. We are not the server expert, so we will not discuss how to optimize Apache to pass the same test. What we will need is NGINX + MySQL + PHP-FPM + Microcaching + WordPress.