June 3rd, 2011 | Performance | System Administration
[ Check out my latest post on the HP Security Blog: “The Secure Web Series, Part 2: How to Avoid User Account Harvesting” ]
[ 01.01.12: I have since optimized my configuration even further. See this post for my current configuration. ]
I’ve been on a strong optimization kick in recent months and have now hit the sweet spot. Combining wicked site optimization through CSS data URLs, a Varnish front end with an Nginx backend, APC caching, the W3 Total Cache plugin, Amazon as a CDN, and CloudFlare’s performance service (deep breath)…I’ve been able to get my page load times down to wickedly ludicrous.
Let’s look at what we’re talking about:
So, around 300ms to 400ms to load a full WordPress post–with DISQUS comments–from all over the world. And some of the load times are many times faster than that. I think it’s stunning, and if anyone is interested in the details of the various components, feel free to hit me up.
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