Scaling-out WordPress – Introduction

This post is the first one of a series about scaling out WordPress.

Goals

The purpose of this series of posts can be summarized as followed:

  • Experiment the different bricks (load-balancer haproxy, mysql replica, session sharing)
  • What kind of performance increase we can expect ? Is the performance increase linear with the number of web fronts?
  • What will be the bottlenecks ?
  • What kind of tools can we easily use to stress the application ?
  • What kind of tools can we easily use to measure the performance metrics  ?

Plan

Configuration
Software installation
Performance Measures

to come :
Sessions sharing
Read replica
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