What will break first? (5 posts)

  1. RonStrilaeff
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm in the middle of designing a major expansion of our websites.

    I'd like to see an example of a image rich WordPress Multisite installation (without HyperDB or SharDB) that can handle tens of thousands of posts shared among 6-10 sub-sites and hundreds of simultaneous users. I plan on having very few videos, but lots of small pictures with links and comments in a gallery layout.

    Many of those users will be doing full text searches of content and comments along with filtering by categories, authors, etc. Of course I will have caching and compression and minify and most of the good things that YSlow likes and hopefully no broken plugins or queries.

    So where will the bottle neck be? What will break first? Can the standard WP multisite installation with one database handle that kind of site? I mean... is there a limit on the number of PHP processes and MySQL threads that will max out first if I spiked with 10000 users in one hour?!

    I learned that I can't ask here about hosting recommendations. But aside from that, can anybody here give me an example of a configuration like I'm thinking of that works fast and doesn't break?

    Thanks, Ron

  2. Lorenzo Orlando Caum
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. Memory usually pops first.

  4. Memory and how much is allocated to MySQL.

    Can the standard WP multisite installation with one database handle that kind of site?

    Uh, yes. WordPress.com is one multisite install.

    Your limitation is the box you're on and your hardware - not WP.

  5. RonStrilaeff
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the info. I'm looking at phpMyAdmin on my BlueHost account, and the system variables and statuses are many. Do you have any further clues on what to look at that may become a bottleneck.

    I could ask them to tweak it or if I upgrade I'd like to know what to ask about.

    Thanks, Ron

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