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Last post Jan 11, 2013 09:46 AM by JanReilink

  • Load Balanced Wordpress Installation

    Oct 04, 2012 10:33 PM|Vishnu Bhatt|LINK


    We are exploring the option of using the Web Farm to provide a load balanced Wordpress Installation.Has anybody tried this?

    My thought is to have a Primary Server  with full Wordpress and MYSQL installation which is not accessible by users but used as 'deployment server' so that published content on this server is copied accross automatically over to the secondary servers (also having full Wordpress Installs) accessible to users.

    We hope to use MYSQL and so also asking about the simplest way to replicate teh database from Primary to secondary servers - or it is better to use SQL Server ?

    Any help would be appreciared


    WordPress web farm

  • Re: Load Balanced Wordpress Installation

    Oct 05, 2012 01:23 AM|owjeff|LINK

    Yes, this would work, but the best method would be to have at least 3 servers. Two for web content and one for SQL. You'd need to sync the web content and IIS configuration between the web nodes (either manually, or via some automated method like IIS shared config and DFS). If you require database redundancy, a cluster is best. MySQL is the easiest option for Wordpress.
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  • Re: Load Balanced Wordpress Installation

    Jan 11, 2013 09:46 AM|JanReilink|LINK

    You can replicate your MySQL database with a wpdb replacement called HyperDB:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/HyperDB, http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hyperdb/

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