Is your WordPress website scalable? There are many examples of large-scale WordPress installations in the wild. WordPress.com for instance is a huge multisite installation that gets tens of millions of pageviews each month. It also serves thousands of users at any given moment.
Other examples include Time, TechCrunch, and CNN. There’s no doubt about it. You can definitely build a scalable website with WordPress that is powerful enough to handle any amount of traffic, as long as you create the right environment. Configuring your installation to scale can be complex, but it is a worthwhile investment for any site owner. In this post, we go over a few areas that you can focus on to ensure scalability, and offer tips on how to set up a scalable environment.