[wp-hackers] Performance consultant needed

Andrew Nacin wp at andrewnacin.com
Tue Dec 14 06:45:56 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Scot Hacker <shacker at birdhouse.org> wrote:

> I'm helping an editor from a semi-prominent site  find and hire a
> consultant who can help get to the bottom of - and permanently solve -
> ongoing mysterious performance issues.
> We're looking for someone with solid mysql and server tuning experience,
> who knows how to inspect network packets, and who knows WP inside out (i.e.
> we're not just looking for an average dev who can install TotalCache :)  The
> candidate should be able to determine whether the outages are:
> - Caused by normal performance problems
> - Can be solved with database tuning
> - Result from a particular plugin or combination of plugins
> - Related to unusual network traffic (attacks of some kind)
> ... and who can implement fixes or make recommendations.  Since the outages
> are intermittent, the job will probably involve someone being on call or on
> a monitoring system for a while, and available to jump in when an outage
> occurs. Consultant will need to accurately describe the diagnosis and fix
> (we want to learn from this process).
> If interested, please send me (off-list) your CV or credentials, related
> URLs, references to similar work you've done in the past, and your rate.
> Thanks,
> Scot

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