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Pitfalls Of Large MU Sites? (5 posts)

  1. microphobik
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I am in the process of developing a very large project which would allow users to create there own sites and manage the content. I had been planning on hiring a developer to create a unique platform for this, but it's dawned on me that wordpress MU may be a better way to go.

    I'm not all that savvy with the tech side of things but can anyone tell me if this is a bad idea for a large site?

    Let's say I plan on having many tens of thousands of users eventually? What do I have to be aware of? Will this inevitably be a problem or can it be done?

    I'll be hiring a developer to help me with this but I wanted to get a handle on this myself so I could decide o the best platform for this project.

    Are there any trusted wordpress MU consultants out there I could turn to who have experience with large projects like this?

    Thanks for any help anyone might be able to offer.

  2. Let's say I plan on having many tens of thousands of users eventually? What do I have to be aware of? Will this inevitably be a problem or can it be done?

    WordPress.COM uses multisite. They have *millions* of users.

    What you need to start learning is how to scale databases and eventually servers.

  3. Ryan Hellyer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There are plenty of people out there capable of building this type of thing. The difficulty is in finding them.

  4. microphobik
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks guys. Anyone know of a good place to start in terms of finding a consultant and/or developer who could help me with this?

    Also, do you know how difficult it is, or what kind of problems it causes when you start to scale databases? I am pretty ignorant with this stuff and am just trying to gauge whether or not Mu is the right platform and what kind of problems I might encounter.

    Does anyone know how many users an MU site can support without running into problems? Assuming each one was creating just a small/moderate amount of content. Maybe 10 - 50 pages each.

  5. jobs.wordpress.net is for hiring folks :)

    I always tell people to start with one site. If you can install it and run it without installer scripts, you're on your way :)

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