Just how far do the current WordPress hosting solutions go when you have a site with hundreds of thousands hits per day? Using loader.io I’ve set myself to test a few of the WordPress-specfic hosting solutions out there to test how they handle high traffic and stressful peak situations.
WPEngine (live environment)
Elasticdot (development mode)
The load test brought the web server down. The clarification provided by their support staff was: “since the App that you are testing out is in development mode, that App is served by a micro-Dot, the smallest available.” I would have to pay to test the live environment so I didn’t pursue further.
Linode (live environment)
Pantheon (live environment)
Also I would like to test WordPress running on HHVM but to date there isn’t a hosting solution out there that supports this out of the box.
P.S. : my MSc advisor would kill me for publishing such inaccurate results. A proper test would include several test runs, an average response time and a whole lot more information about how I’m conducting these tests. Basically these results are to be taken lightly and as a general guideline of what you would find by hosting a vanilla WordPress and pointing loader.io to it.
P.S. #2: I need a solution that can handle peaks of 2 million a day, if you have any ideas leave a comment. Thanks