Australian WordPress hosting options

If you want a fast and responsive website, you need to host it as close as you can to where you are.

When viewing a site, you make requests back and forth from the server, and the further away your server is (such as the USA), then the further your requests have to travel back and forth, and the slower they are.

If you have a poorly built or a WordPress site built with existing plugins and themes, there is a good chance there will be a lot of assets and therefore requests, which means, if you’re on a server on the other side of the world, it’s going to be pretty slow!

As well as offering a hosting service at Alyte for small-medium businesses & bloggers, I have used a bunch of Australian based hosts for different purposes which I’ll outline below.  … 

When do you move WordPress to a multiple server setup?

When it comes to scaling your WordPress hosting infrastructure, the topic always comes up pretty quickly that you need to move from a single server through to multiple servers.

It’s often considered the hardest jump to make, and once you’re running two servers, the jump to three, four or five hundred servers is trivial.

So the question comes up often: when do I need to move from a single to multi-server setup?

A multi-server setup is really the last step you take in setting up a enterprise WordPress (or any app) platform.


New and improved AWS architecture for WordPress deployments

I wrote a while back about my first Amazon (AWS) deployment for WordPress, which featured Geo-optimised, and multi-zone availability.

Since that deployment, I’ve experimented and continued to roll out WordPress architecture that is stable, redundant and optimised for a global audience. I’ve also been inspired by my good friend Shaun who’s an AWS engineer and does much more advanced/enterprise AWS deployments. … 

The best solution may be right in front of you

The problem was pretty simple. Using WordPress to upload photos, but use CSV files to do bulk imports of product data for a custom listing of stock. Rather than copy-pasting file URLs, I wanted to use the attachment ID to go in the CSV file, this is a much neater way of doing this.

My original thought of how to solve this problem was to create an admin page where we’d use the WordPress bulk media uploader, and then list all the attachments and their ID numbers. …