Setting Up WordPress for 10 Million Hits a Day

Using a bunch of geeky com­mands that go nerdier than I’m typ­i­cally pre­pared to, here’s one way of set­ting up Word­Press so it can han­dle a bunch of traf­fic.

Word­Press, the CMS that pow­ers this blog, gets a lot of flack for being unable to han­dle a large traf­fics spike. But that’s typ­i­cally because it’s installed on a cheap server and isn’t prop­erly configured.

At the very least install a cache plu­gin of some sort. I’m using WP Super Cache here but have been installing W3 Total Cache on newer sites as it seems to be what more folks are using.

Your aver­age per­sonal hobby website/​blog prob­a­bly doesn’t need it — but if you ever do expe­ri­ence a bit of a traf­fic spike, you want to make sure all those peo­ple can get to your site rather than see a error page and never be able to read your words of wisdom.

Via mon​day​bynoon​.com