Monday, 14 October 2019

Steps to Managing a High Traffic WordPress Blog

steps to managing High Traffic WordPress Blog

Blogging has gained its foot in with sites life WordPress. Bloggers consider it a gift to their writing and the readers do not tired of ravishing the exhaustive content written specifically to them.

But how do things work out for those who are getting huge traffic on their pages or blogs and how do the developers manage given the enormity of the challenge?

Answer is not limited to few sentences or paragraphs as they are not exactly representing answers but the ideas of creative minds who know their job very well.

Horrific Traffic?

Traffic of millions, that hit a web page suddenly, can lead to bad performance in terms of speed and quality. Is the WordPress blog prepared enough to deal with such a load, like multi-blogger posts and comments? Here, scale and performance are to be balanced out for best.

Generally, the websites are prepared for the scope of growth that can happen in a time-frame but even, they do not know what exactly would be the extent of popularity they might receive overnight and hence the traffic. Most of them are not prepared for that leaving a few exceptions.

Persisting problems

Some face the traffic just after their launch and others face it for example on particular events and latest updates on it. The same issues can give rise to different problems in various situations and hence they need different solutions every time to be dealt with.

Like, one way to deal increased traffic is by transferring to the web server and database server. Here expected growth is catered but sudden increase in traffic in the event of conferences and all remained a persisting issue. Some of the websites have taken to changed configuration that did just fine for them whatever has been expected.

Helping Hands

Websites like, Hot Air and The Next Web used several Plugins that proved efficient to let them grapple with the huge traffic load like W3 Total Cache, Plugin Output Cache, WordPress Sphinx search Plugin, WPVarnish, Varnish, etc.

These plugins were used in conjugation with the tools like Vaultpress, Google analytics, CDN, Cloudflare, Solr, Disqus, etc for purposes like back-up, scalability, search, deal with comment loads and some others.

More challenges

Dealing with mobile visitors and desktop visitors separately can be a problem. Responsive web designs can tackle this problem in a better way rather than the original, desktop-only designs. Caching though could not be dealt as simply.

User logins, new registrations, etc make things somewhat complicated. Safety, scalability and huge number of comments are some of the other thought points. Also, with even a minor change in configuration by addition of Plugin(s), performance has to be watched. There is nothing else cat could be done on that regard.

No Bye to WordPress, If That could be managed!

Enough said about the issues and challenges, businesses on WordPress do not condemn the platform for whatever it is missing or has to gain on. They are happy with the facilities they are provided with and rest of the things, they say, they can handle.