[wp-hackers] Preparing a site for high traffic

Eric Marden wp at xentek.net
Sun Jan 10 05:21:41 UTC 2010

On Jan 9, 2010, at 11:13 PM, William P. Davis wrote:

> I'm working on a large site (43,000 posts) that will have a high  
> amount of traffic. Usually the load time for the front page is less  
> than 1 second, but whenever there's a change to the database and the  
> query isn't cached the load time can take up to 30 seconds.

I would also consider using one of the object-caches (memcached or APC  
back-end) and/or have a look at: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/ 
  and have it work in conjunction with mysql's query cache.

- Eric Marden
tw: @xentek

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