I'm having an issue getting WordPress to work properly. I'm using Nginx and PHP7 on Ubuntu 16.04. The issue, I think are rewrites as mentioned in this forum post
http://masterdataservices.panel2.automaticforthepeople.web.za/login should redirect to http://masterdataservices.panel2.automaticforthepeople.web.za/wp-login.php but instead I get a 404 Nginx error.
Permalinks in general do not work correctly:
I have searched for a solution on the forum but there are no posts that match my specific stack nor issue on that stack. There are many articles discussing the merits of PHP-FPM / PHP CGI and FastCGI but I don't know the difference as to which is better and / or the cause of problems. What I do know is that I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and as far as I know, PHP-FPM is installed by default with PHP 7.
Perhaps there is a simple and quick tweak I have failed to apply in some or other configuration file? The initial forum post I mentioned above was posted in 2012, so I'm sure the good folks at Virtualmin have already solved that issue.
A slightly more philosophical question motivated by the wise words of @Joe would be whether a marriage of Nginx and Wordpress, housed in a beautiful Virtualmin home, is really the stuff of a long lasting, happy marriage... or is divorce inevitable and only a matter of time for an ugly split? Nginx just seems too demanding on sacrifices Wordpress is expected to make and as we all know, marriage is two-way street. What are the real benefits for WordPress using Nginx? And are the benefits of Nginx really worth the hassle of having latent issues with plugins etc?
My intention for this VPS is to host Woocomerce stores for my clients. I fear I might be setting myself up for a lot of pain down the line.