[wp-hackers] Forum post: Huge server hits

Andy Skelton skeltoac at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 20:12:20 GMT 2005

On 7/12/05, Podz <podz at tamba2.org.uk> wrote:
> Someone posts to the forums and says "I'm going to create a website for
> someone famous and I expect 100,000 hits a day. Can WP handle this ?"

The truth about weaintskeerd.com (I forgot the url) is that /their
hosting package/ couldn't handle the load, no matter what blogging
software they used, even if they were serving a static HTML file.
Jason's scenario was for 5e6 hits per day. That's 1/20th of 10 million

It would be good to have some kind of benchmark done so we could say,
"on a dedicated 2GHz Xeon with 4GB RAM, Apache 2, [exact specs],
WordPress has been shown to handle a XXkb page with XXXkb of graphics
at XXXXX hits per day with peak loads of XXXX." It wouldn't be an
end-all for these questions but it would be very valuable for anyone
serious about setting up a high-traffic site like that.


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