After my previous post “A highly scalable WordPress self-hosting that is not a burden on your wallet”, I had a few month to tweak the system and experiment. Additionally, we shifted the technologies around a little bit.
We switched to a kvm machine with 256MB RAM, which is only 1/4 of what we had before. This was primarily cost related, as our plan price would have doubled in the coming year.
The phoronix test suite was released onto the server to see how the performance changed. The cpu power we get is a little less, the disk speed less than half, but it’s more than sufficent with a transfer rate above 100MB/s. Continue reading