[resolved] Large number of sites in a multisite (7 posts)

  1. SurfJamRest
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm creating a multisite to accommodate a large number of blogs, and I'm wondering if there are any limitations I need to worry about. My goal is for about 150 students to each have their own site.

    I know that wordpress can handle a large number of users (because wordpress.com is run this way), but I'm wondering if there are any tips I should know about to keep things running smoothly.

    The blog is hosted on a partition of our school's server running WAMP. I don't know the hardware specs, but we are already running a larger Ektron CMS on another server, so I imagine our hardware can handle it.

    My hunch is that it should be okay, but if anyone has any advice please let me know.


  2. Caching would be a must, IMO. But if your server can handle the load, then you should be okay. :) The limitations will be CPU and Memory. Get a hold of the specs, but you should be okay.

  3. SurfJamRest
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Ipstenu, I've installed caching and I'll check with my IT department about the hardware. Thanks for the tip.

  4. Moonworks
    Posted 4 years ago #

    150 blogs will be no problem at all.

    Edublogs.org currently have 898,551 blogs on a single MultiSite. They do use more than one database, but it is still all on a single installation.

    For 150 blogs, you should be fine with a single db.

  5. You don't need to worry about scaling the db until you get over say 500 blogs.

    WordPress.com is a single multisite with hundreds of servers as well as dbs. They have 23 million blogs.

  6. SurfJamRest
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you, Andrea and Moonworks, for the reassurance. It's my first time working with a multisite setup and I'm glad to see that wordpress scales so well.

    Thanks kindly!

  7. You won't even have to worry about it until you start outgrowing a VPS or dedicated host.

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