I have a fresh Linode Nanode server running Debian 9 that I want set up optimally for WordPress. It has virtually nothing on it. I want it set up with tight security and optimized for delivering a WordPress site with decent traffic as efficiently as possible.
Please include with your bid a recommendation for how you would accomplish this goal. Start with web server, database and PHP, then explain how you would lower site response times, tighten security, "harden" WordPress, implement caching, etc. I'm looking for the best recommendations on how best to set up this server, and then for the winning bidder to implement those recommendations.