[wp-hackers] Configuring WordPress Environment / Server

Jeffrey Nolte jnolte at getmoxied.net
Mon Oct 31 15:02:31 UTC 2011

> My only suggestion is to decide promptly what are you going to do:
> 1. write code
> 2. manage/host environments
> Because if you are doing #1, it's easy, just go with whatever setup you want as Mike suggested, separately in case of every client. When it comes to production deployments, get a cloud solution like pagodabox.com and "give the keys to the client".
> The reason I suggest this, is because usually, you will need to scale and optimize after some time, and once again, if you are going to do #1 you will need to solve problems your team wasn't hired to solve (and will usually ain't going to solve those very well).
> But if you are going with #2, I would start by reviewing the hosting provider and resources you plan spending on that. After what, hire a good sysadmin (start with a part time collaboration if needed) that will be able to assist you any time in such questions.
> The problem here is that a lot of people think that hosting WordPress is that easy (buy a vps and `apt-get install _l(n/a)mp_`). The short story is that if it was like that, companies like Automattic and Page.ly would never existed. That's why *it's wrong* to think so.

We actually need to do 1 and 2 as we will be managing these sites for our clients.  My thoughts are not that WP hosting is that easy hence my constructing these email to get some insight.  In the event we need to hire someone to help out with the management of the servers we will do so, at this point I think it will be a slow process and in the meantime we can learn some of the ins and outs of hosting WordPress.  I should have mentioned that this is more for a team rather than one person.  

Thanks for your insight, I have checked out Pagoda box and awaiting an invite, I am sure this may be able to help me with my decision.

Thanks again!


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