Our wordpress web site is going to go live and will receive possibly 23 million hits in one day. Need help making sure we are ready for this.
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Hi, @jcooksey I will try to be helpful as possible here. Let’s make some calculations first: for an average of 23 Million hits in one day, these are:
My recommendations for this website are the following ones:
First: use the right droplet to host the website. My recommendation? The OpenLiteSpeed Wordpress Droplet. Why? It will use the WordPress version 5.3.2 and PHP 7.3, which is incredible for Wordpress. Put at least 5 to 7 Droplets with your website, and then scale up or scale down using the DO API
Second: Host the Wordpress assets in the DO Space CDN. Here’s the guide to accomplishing that. This could actually save a lot of money and headaches
Third: Use a Load Balancer in front of your Droplets
Fourth: Use the Managed MySQL Service for automatic scale
Keep testing what is the best configuration but this could give you a good foundation.