Optimized WordPress hosting is a subject on which a lot is written about. And therefore, this post is not about where to host your WordPress blog, or who offers the best WordPress hosting. This post is for you developers, what you can/need to do to optimize WordPress hosting -in my opinion. Or for any other PHP web application for that matter. This post is not about setting up high-availability, fail-over, clustering, IIS versus Nginx versus Apache, RAID 1, 5, 6, 10, different types of storage, and so on. It’s about preventing and solving server performance issues. When reading Facebook groups like Advanced WordPress (AWP) or WordPress Development Stack Exchange, you often find questions like: Will it affect the performance of the site if we increase the number of records in wp_posts table by 10000 records? At this moment there are 200 posts. Of course it will affect performance, doh! But, you can do a lot to optimize your server/VPS and WordPress hosting. Server hardware & separate services Whether you run your WordPress blogs on a VPS or bare-metal server, make sure you separate different server types and services. A lot of problems arise from having both Apache/PHP and MySQL on the
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