Monthly Archives: October 2010

Stress testing WordPress on a single node VPS

Lately I’ve been trying to find a cheap close-to-perfect-but-not-so-difficult-to-setup solution for my personal blog. A kind of “set and forget” thing if you will.
Until now, my blog was running on a Dell Dual-Xeon /w 2GB RAM cPanel server (along with a few other sites) and was working pretty smooth. Based on pingdom’s full page test my blog needed 6-7 seconds to fully load which is kind of acceptable considering the theme, the twitter/flickr integration on the sidebar and the needed dns queries to contact facebook, google analytics and woopra servers.

Last night bestvpscloud from the VPS.NET forums pointed out to this script that installs nginx, php5, mysql, exim4 and wordpress on low-end VPS servers, and after reading the comments I got to this guy’s blog who also suggested adding the dotdeb.org repository and upgrade to PHP 5.3.

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