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About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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2 Responses to 10 Million hits a day with WordPress using a $15 server | Ewan’s Blog on IT and stuff like it

  1. Dougal says:

    For what it’s worth, I’ve recently migrated to a similar setup, minus the varnish front-end.

    I’m using Nginx and PHP-FPM with APC, and the W3 Total Cache plugin. Also, my MySQL server is a separate machine, and I also have a separate Memcache server. I use APC just for opcode caching. W3TC uses enhanced disk page caching, and Memcache for object and database caching.

    Do make sure you use the dotdeb distribution for PHP-FPM, as it is more up-to-date than the “official” Ubuntu package. The newer versions of PHP-FPM support an “ondemand” mode which helps free up server memory when your site traffic is low.

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