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Optimizing my server for Wordpress, and other things.

Discussion in 'Workarounds and Optimization' started by trachr, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. trachr

    trachr Registered

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    I am starting a few different servers.... well in honesty 1 for now but it will be multiple servers as I can swing it.

    Basically I am will have a few services that I provide, the most basic being shared hosting... I will offer some smaller packages for real cheap to some local students to give them a platform for learning html, css, etc. so Id imagine those packages will need to be pretty hardened from screw ups.

    My other service will be Wordpress stuff... I want to offer both wordpress single install blogs, if they want it. As well as multisite.

    I personally will be using 2 wordpress multisites, and I predict that these will get most the customers I have and 1 of the multis I can see getting a lot of traffic so I would imagine that would eventually need a dedicated.

    However as Im just starting and I have no worries about downtime yet since we haven't officially started up yet I want to learn about how to optimize my servers for what I want to offer... ideally I could have 1 setup for all of them but I'm sure that's not realistic so if anyone has any tips on how to optimize my servers for optimal performance, while maintaining security please feel free to share them

    Thank you
     
  2. jerrybell

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    My best recommendation for you is going to be using the wordpress plugin like quickcache. There are others if you look here: WordPress › Search for cache « WordPress Plugins

    Those will render static files for visitors, so you're not hitting the database for visitors (generally visitors are the largest volume of load for many sites).

    Beyond that, use php as a DSO, read up on optimizing mysql (which is really done to meet the capabilities of your server).

    If you want to go really nuts, there seems to be a big movement to nginx instead of apache for performance. I haven't tried it myself, so proceed with caution.
     
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    @jerrybell - I read up on file permission errors when uploading files with wordpress/updating plugins when using DSO (mod_php) - is this an old problem, or still an issue? and can it be corrected with proper configuration?
     
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    If you run with suexec and mod_ruid2 you shouldn't have any permissions issues.

    *edit*
    I didn't have my thinking cap on this morning but with you looking at hosting multiple customers and offering shared hosting then I would run with suphp or fcid and limit php processes.
     
    #4 -GR-, May 7, 2012
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