Dedicated to the pros and cons of scaling a WordPress website. Thoughts on a postcard.
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Indeed I do! Have invited you, and several others from the discussion now.
This all sounds very interesting and I hope this site takes off.
I know there are various resources online for scaling WordPress (a video here, a blog post there) but it would be great to have a central source where people can share experiences and data.
I keep a log of page generation times for all dynamic PHP requests (nginx upstream log) as well as data throughput, CPU, memory usage etc using Graphite + Host sFlow. I’m currently trying to bring all of this data together in a useful way and once I’ve achieved that I’m going to reassess our hosting infrastructure.
I currently have a modest number of servers working in a cluster. Nginx serving static content, upstream Apache instances (with APC) dealing with the dynamic requests and a single MySQL box. I also have memcached in use for certain configurations as an object cache.
I’m just not sure this is the best solution so like I said I’m looking into others.
Would be nice to see this page eventually make it to make.wordpress.org/scale 🙂
My sentiments exactly!
Could someone please fix the misspelling of the word practical in the header?
Ha – hands up that was me. Thanks Greg.
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