I'm going to set up a site build in WordPress for a client. As it is an e-commerce, we will be working with a catalog wich will be balanced between 8.000 - 10.000 entries.
The most part of the times, every single.php load will be calling for a main post, some asides, some related posts lists, and a contact form, but beyond that, it is not expected to be something much more sophisticated.
The traffic will be quite moderated if the pronostics are accurate, say 100 visitors a day.
So, my question is : will a catalog sized like that slow down the site ? Should I worry about it ?
And, then :
Once we have done the catalog, which is projected to be done via browser and web editor, I'll do regular backups of the database, just to prevent.
If ever something goes wrong, do I need special knowledges to rebuild the database ? I've heard the maximum size to transfer via browser is 2MB, which I think it will be not enough for me.
And that's all. Thank you for all your suggestions, I need this general orientation because my professional formation is not in computers and I prefer to go sure through this adventure :)
Happy holiday season all,