WordCamp Montreal 2011
Was your blog ever brought to its knees by a sudden spike in traffic following a link from a high profile site’s front page or an infinite chain of tweets? Well, mine did, and it failed miserably as would any WordPress installation using the default configuration and infrastructure.This talk will start with high-level optimization rules of thumb and common WordPress perfomance bottlenecks then tackle various optimization strategies, from simple Apache configuration tweaks and specialized WordPress plugins, to content distribution mechanisms and reverse proxy techniques such as nginx. Let me share some of my actionable tricks along with some benchmark data to compare the alternatives. Let’s boost your blog together.