So, I haven’t blogged much lately but there is a reason. Over the past month we have been hard at work expanding the infrastructure behind WordPress.com and Akismet. Here are some of the things that we have done over the past month or so: Migrated out of San Diego Brought online almost 100 new servers…
New servers for WordPress.com
We are getting ready to place an order for an additional 37 servers in a new datacenter. This new point of presence will serve as the 3rd active node for WordPress.com. Over the past few weeks, I have been doing lots of testing and seemingly endless negotiation with various hosting companies. Background The model we…
New Look for WordPress.com
WordPress.com has a new look this evening! Big ups to Matt Thomas who did an awesome job on the design.
As a follow up to Matt’s September wrap up post, I thought it would be fun to post some more technical stats about the current WordPress.com infrastructure: 80 physical processors 139GB of RAM 91 hard drives with a combined total of over 15 terabytes of storage space 2000 database queries per second spread over 40…
Load balancer testing
Over the past week here at wordpress.com, we have been doing some experimentation with various software load balancers. In the latest test, we are using Pound with a weighted round-robin algorithm between all of the web servers in a given datacenter. The individual weight takes into account hardware differences and any other tasks that server…