How To Cache Your WordPress Site At The CloudFlare Edge

February 4, 2024

Caching is an important element in wringing the best performance out of a WordPress site. In fact, for many sites, caching is the number one driver of performance. Many sites improve caching by placing css, js and media files such as images and pdfs on CDNs. By doing so these files can be served faster and without impacting the WordPress…

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A Simple WordPress Server Sizing Guide

December 23, 2021

There are two frequently asked questions about WordPress Servers: What size server should I use? How many sites can I fit on a server of x size? These are not simple questions – there are many many variables that affect the answers. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t provide some sort of guidance for a STARTING POINT from which…

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WordPress Performance Factors

March 3, 2021

Tweaking the performance of your WordPress site can involve pulling on a lot of levers. From how your browser is configured to the device type you’re using, to the way the webserver and database servers are configured – they all play a part in how fast or slow a user perceives a WordPress site. In this article I will list…

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Performance Metrics – Feb 2021

February 25, 2021

The release of V4.2.6 of WPCloudDeploy included some performance related updates and so it’s time for us to take a new look at our performance benchmarks. As you might expect, there are multiple items that affect performance, some of which WPCD can control and some of which we can do nothing about. Some of these items are: Machine specifications (CPU…

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Real-World Performance Metrics

July 8, 2020

We recently moved a complex site over to the WPCloudDeploy stack. After seeing performance improvements right away, we wondered how much load the site could actually handle on it’s new server. So, we proceeded to run some brute-force tests on it to get some metrics. Want to see the results? We wrote about our testing and the resulting metrics on…

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One Quick Way To Improve Performance On Your WP Site

April 26, 2020

When you run a WordPress site, it is a fact of life that bad actors will attempt to break in. Luckily most of them use dumb, automated tools that attempt to brute force their way into your system. As long as you have a long, unique password, your site is usually safe. But those attempts can number dozens a second…

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