Setting up your own high-performance WordPress hosting

  • May 21, 2012 · 6:00 PM

This month we'll have the Automattician Magician of Nutrition Evan "There are seventeen Os in my last name" Solomon present on how to setup a High Performace WordPress Host yourself "from scratch".

THIS MEETUP (LIKE THE LAST ONE) WILL BE FOCUSED ON A TECHNICAL AUDIENCE.

IF YOU DO NOT CONSIDER YOURSELF AN ENGINEER (EG, IF YOU CAN NOT SSH INTO YOUR HOST AND WORK ON THE COMMAND LINE), YOU WILL NOT GET A LOT OUT OF THIS MEETUP. WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE SO PLEASE DON'T RSVP "YES" IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU'LL ATTEND AND ENJOY!

Evan will go through and explain the whole process of setting up your own WordPress server, from beginning to end. He'll start with a brand new VPS and show you how to get all the way to a working, lightning-fast WordPress site, including:

  • The software WordPress is built on: PHP, MySQL, etc
  • nginx (without Apache) for a lightweight-but-powerful web server
  • WordPress multisite with custom domain mapping
  • High performance caching for WordPress' internal API's
  • (object cache) and for HTML page outputs (Batcache)

This talk is relevant to anyone who wants to host their own (or other peoples') WordPress sites, and it requires that you understand the basics of using the command line and SSH. We're going to be spending a lot of time in Terminal, so you should be familiar with how it works. This is meant as a complement to Ben Metcalfe's April presentation -- if you are interested in applying the ideas Ben talked about, this is the place to start.

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  • Joe F.

    Just found this group, and sure would have loved to attend! If another like this on high performance hosting, I'll be there. If anyone managed to post a recording of this one, or others like, it would be definitely interested. Didn't see this listed under WordCamp NYC's videos on WordPress.tv.

    June 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Although familiar with all of the concepts, I was nevertheless inspired by Evan's presentation to implement these high performance practices on my own WordPress installations.

    Kudos to Evan, by the way, for sticking his neck out with a live demo of some complicated stuff. It takes courage to do that and roll with the inevitable rough spots that will crop up.

    May 22, 2012

  • Beau L.

    I really enjoyed the presentation, and cake makes things better :)

    May 22, 2012

  • Chris C.

    great topic, great speaker

    May 22, 2012

  • Karla

    Excellent presentation.

    May 22, 2012

  • Benjamin

    Very interesting discussion, although there was maybe too much time spent explaining things like version control and multisite features.

    May 22, 2012

  • Dave D.

    Thanks Evan!

    May 22, 2012

  • Ben H.

    awesome i can't make it anyway but I'm very interested in improving my servers performance since i have a buddy press site and am looking to go multi

    May 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring my camera and film the Meetup!

    May 21, 2012

  • Evan S.

    We want to start doing video more consistently, but tonight probably isn't going to be recorded.

    As a slight consolation, I'll be doing a very similar talk at WordCamp NYC in a couple weeks, which I imagine will end up on WordPress.tv at some point. Whoever comes tonight gets an early look at it.

    May 21, 2012

  • Ben H.

    i really want to go also but i getting slammed today i would also be willing to give up my spot if somebody wants to stream/record it.

    May 21, 2012

  • Zac

    Is anyone going to stream this? I'm still planning on attending but if someone can record or stream it I can give up a spot

    May 21, 2012

  • Craig Mullins - Pleasanton S.

    Would love to see it streamed as well. Have a past stream of this presentation like the last one?

    May 15, 2012

  • Brandon D.

    Would love to see this, too bad it's not streamed. Come on Shannon, make it happen! =)

    1 · May 13, 2012

  • Ben M.

    This is going to make a great Part II to my talk last month, really looking forward to it. Thanks!

    2 · April 30, 2012

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  • Automattic

    Founded by Matt Mullenweg, Automattic is the creator of WordPress.com

  • WPEngine

    WPEngine generously supports the filming of our Meetup.

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    Exygy designs and builds WordPress sites + offers WP support packages.

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