HyperDB and High Performance WordPress
When: Sunday, 10 AM
What do you do when your blog goes from a thousand pageviews a day to a million?
Barry and Matt have worked with some of the most popular blogs in the world, and they know what it takes to make them hum. In the first part Matt will talk about HyperDB, the database class that is the magic behind WordPress.com, and how you can use it for your own sites. In the second part Barry will look at some real-world performance benchmarks of WP and some best practices on the systems level.
Session Leader: Barry Abrahamson
WordPress blog: Barry on WordPress
Born and raised on the banks of the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, Barry is a relative newcomer to the Bay Area and the world of blogging. During the day, he makes sure the servers are zipping along while trying not to get too much BBQ sauce on his keyboard and at night….ok, well, he’s doing the same When he’s not on AIM, ICQ, Jabber, IRC, or reading about the latest and greatest in MySQL optimization, Barry enjoys traveling and playing a little lacrosse.
Session Leader: Matt Mullenweg
Matt Mullenweg blogs at PhotoMatt.net. He is best known as the founding developer of WordPress, the blogging software he guided from a handful of users to the most widely used open source blog tool. In late 2005 he left CNET to found Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and Akismet.com. In his spare time he enjoys taking photographs and playing jazz.
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