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[resolved] Overall WordPress Limitations (7 posts)

  1. nigmatech
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello, I am going to start a CMS with WordPress (I have chosen WP because I love it and have expreience with it). I am planning to have:
    - hundreds of THOUSANDS of users (maybe millions)
    - tens of millions of posts (each with a link to an external file)
    - maybe several hundreds of pages
    - huge ammont of visitors daily, RSS readers (all the stuff like that of an active site)
    - Several custom plugins to manage custom fnctions plus their support in the theme
    - Server and space available to meet requirements

    What I want to know is if WordPress is cut out for that kind of a large project (aside from stability I have no concerns at all, as WordPress functionality (with some little additions) is exactly what I am gonna need).
    - Am I gonna face any unexpected size and activity limitations?
    - Will there be any limit for users/posts/linked files (OUTSIDE from the multimedia library)?
    - Will there be any lags or downtimes because of the software? Should my custom plugins meet any specific requirements to suit the project?
    - What specific requirements am I gonna need for this project to run (at least average)?

    I am not very experienced with WordPress and MySQL, so please share any thoughts an suggestions, I really need them, because I do not want to face any critical mistaces when everything is done. I am ready to provide additional details.

    Thanks in advance

  2. As long as you have "Server and space available to meet requirements" then yes. Should be fine. I mean, look at wordpress.com right? It's running more than that :)

    I would suggest looking into multiple servers: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Optimization#Multiple_Servers

  3. nigmatech
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks ipstenu!

    The thing that bothers me is that WordPress.com is running MANY comparatevely small blogs, but not a single HUGE blog.

    What I would like to clarify is if WordPress is able to skale to that extend. Will it process a single query to database in the same way when there are hundreds and when there are millionds of entries alltogether?

  4. The thing that bothers me is that WordPress.com is running MANY comparatevely small blogs, but not a single HUGE blog.

    Honestly? Doesn't matter. And wordpress.com runs a lot of HUGE blogs. Go see http://vip.wordpress.com/ Seriously, don't worry about the 'size' of the one blog. It can handle it.

    Will it process a single query to database in the same way when there are hundreds and when there are millionds of entries alltogether?

    That's pretty vague, so my vague reply is that WordPress can handle a huge database with a lot of entries in for blog posts and users. Yes. It really, truly, totally can.

    It's more an issue with your server setup than anything else at that point. And I'd recommend caching, just in general. If you try to do this on cheap standard shared hosting, you will watch your site die in a fire. But a good, dedicated server (or maybe a good cloud host), can totally do this.

  5. nigmatech
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you, ipstenu!

    Your help has been most useful.

    Now I am absolutely sure that the intuitive initial choice was correct. The final question is - do you have at least the most general idea of the server power that I may need (for 100 000 views a day, 100 000 members and about 1 000 000 posts with external files of about 10 Mb each)?

    If you can at least show me the general direction where I should go looking (maybe a research on that matter or some spreadsheets) I would be most grateful.

  6. nigmatech
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you again, and I believe it is all =)

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