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  • gavinpearce379 10:35 am on August 24, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: servers setiup   

    Current setups 

    Interested to hear in current set-ups out their for scaling WordPress.

    Architecture, traffic/data figures, server specs/software, caching, plugins / custom development, pricing all welcomed!

    From one of our enterprise set-ups (all in the Rackspace Cloud):

    • 2x Red Hat Linux (web) servers
    • 1x Red Hat Linux (db) server
    • 1x Load Balancer

    Web Server Spec
    1,024MB RAM
    40GB Disk

    DB Server Spec
    2,048MB RAM
    80GB Disk

    Total monthly cost aprox: £160
    [You could lower this cost further by loosing the Red Hat license fees]

    We wrote a custom plugin to allow the media library to upload direct into Rackspace Cloud Files, improving loading times through CDN, and solving the problem of sharing files between servers We also serve as many of the static theme files as possible from the Rackspace CDN.

    Shameful Rackspace partner link: http://www.rackspace.co.uk?id=3637&cmp=partner_3seven9

    Rackspace link (without our partner tracking): http://www.rackspace.co.uk/

    • benmay 8:00 am on September 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      What are your traffic stats for that setup? Quite a beefy solution, would expect it to be able to handle quite a bit!

      • rickalee2k 2:58 pm on June 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Incredibly interested in “We wrote a custom plugin to allow the media library to upload direct into Rackspace Cloud Files”. You skipped local /wp-content/ completely? Chances you could release this to public?

    • shawn 8:19 pm on August 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Agreed, the plugin sounds incredibly useful. Do you plan on releasing it?

  • gavinpearce379 9:55 am on August 23, 2012 Permalink  

    Welcome to Automattic/WordPress.com 

    Welcome to the guys and girls from Automattic/WordPress.com who joined us late yesterday.

    Hopefully their experience and input in scaling WP will prove invaluable as this group grows.


  • gavinpearce379 11:39 am on August 22, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: video, wordcamp   

    Scaling WordPress: A FeedMyMedia.com case study 

  • gavinpearce379 10:23 am on August 21, 2012 Permalink  

    Scaling WordPress 

    Dedicated to the pros and cons of scaling a WordPress website. Thoughts on a postcard.

    • blobaugh 4:34 pm on August 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      You need to invite us to the blog or we cannot create new posts, only reply to your post

    • Simon 5:55 pm on August 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      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.

    • Dwain Maralack 11:01 am on August 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Would be nice to see this page eventually make it to make.wordpress.org/scale 🙂

    • Greg Turner 10:27 am on August 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Could someone please fix the misspelling of the word practical in the header?

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