Articles of scale

Performance tips for a large user base

I’m preparing a site with many users (100.000+). Since the output depends on the current user’s relation to some custom post types and taxonomies a static cache won’t help much. Besides using a separate table for the users and serving static files from a cookieless domain – what else can I do for performance? For […]

Is there an upper limit for users in WP?

Right now I use a single WP table to feed several sites. We have about 72K users and I have started noticing that to see the “Users” page it takes about 30 seconds on our otherwise pretty fast server. Are there any scalability issues I should worry about and anything I can do to get […]

How to resize images in wordpress without adding any compression or changing the color profile of the images, possible?

As you can guess from the title, Im looking for a solution that allows me to alter the way WordPress processes/saves its newly created images according to the media settings in the dashboard. This is very important since I primarily use WordPress as a way to present portfolio images so they need to maintain the […]

WordPress database scalability from the code perspective

I have read through multiple questions here on StackExchange that concern WordPress scaling and the common opinion is that WordPress is indeed highly scalable provided you have the infrastructure to support it. However, all opinions point and talk about the database scaling. However, I must ask out of curiosity as to how scalable is the […]

How to configure WordPress to handle 75,000 pages?

I have a large site that’s using WordPress. We have 75,000 pages in the site so far, and it’s performing well on the front-end. The issue is that if anyone on our team touches the page editor (wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page), Apache eats up all the memory on the server. I’ve tried disabling all plugins, but that didn’t […]

How well does WordPress scale?

With the new WordPress and it’s new features, it seems like WordPress is capable of much more than a simple blog engine. But how well does WordPress scale being used by say 10k -> 100k users per day? With that many users a big part of it will be to have a good cache strategy, […]

What are the best practices for using a caching plugin on a shared host?

I’ve launched quite a big site the other day and I’d like to incorporate a caching plugin. The setup is single-site with some Buddypress features mixed in (for user registration, maps with gpress, having a profile) running on a shared host. My questions are: 1. Which plugin you consider best for caching given this setup […]