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Scaling WordPress for Fun and For Profit

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What are some key lessons learned from scaling WordPress to handle 150,000 domains and tens of millions of unique users every day? In this presentation we'll cover some takeaways from the last three …

What are some key lessons learned from scaling WordPress to handle 150,000 domains and tens of millions of unique users every day? In this presentation we'll cover some takeaways from the last three years of growing a successful business around the open source product WordPress that are applicable to any number of other businesses.

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  • 1. Scaling WordPress For Fun and For Profit
  • 2. RC Johnson WordPress user since 2007 ! Software developer ! Director of Engineering for WP Engine
  • 3. Managed WordPress Hosting >600 TB Daily 40M Uniques / Day 24/7 Support Growing by 25%/Q 17,000+ Customers >140,000 Domains WordPress ~20% of Internet
  • 4. Scaling WordPress For Fun and For Profit ! Leverage Monitor Scale
  • 5. Leverage
  • 6. Strengths of WordPress Community Existing enhancements Workflow WordPress as a Platform Know thyself
  • 7. Playing to the Strengths Allow by default Cautious Blacklisting Everyone’s doing it Caching Backups
  • 8. Know The Enemy Scale Security Updates
  • 9. Monitor
  • 10. Measuring?
  • 11. Measuring
  • 12. Scale
  • 13. Getting help
  • 14. Scaling Out with Fire Proto-CM Zabbomation Ansible + Cloud
  • 15. The Future!
  • 16. Questions? There are some “less good” ones…