[wp-hackers] Forum post: Huge server hits

David Chait davebytes at comcast.net
Tue Jul 12 19:19:17 GMT 2005

Heh.  I just deleted my email, which was going to say we needed someone to 
provide some real-world numbers. Thanks!

You need WP-Cache, query-caching, lots of RAM, lighttpd or thttpd (at the 
least for images!), and a TON of network bandwidth.  Average cheap shared 
server won't even come close.  High-end multi-cpu shared box might, but 
they'd shut down the site within the first 10 minutes of extreme load... ;)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jason A. Hoffman" <jason at textdrive.com>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Forum post: Huge server hits
> So someone wants a site that does 5-10 million dynamic hits a day,  and be 
> able to do 10-100x # of visitors-at-a-given-time bursts  without issues? 
> Then yeah, hardware wise, it's more than one server.  Network wise, for a 
> 100kb front page, someone can do the math on that.
> - J

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