Dugg? No problem with WordPress

In: Applications|PHP|Web development

13 Sep 2007

An old post I wrote on a spoof MMORPG named “Outside” was Dugg not too long ago and I was quite pleased to find that my server and the blogging software (WordPress) that I use was handling the load extremely well. Quite obviously I was getting more hits in a day than entire months:

Blog stats after getting Dugg


My setup is a Virtual Private Server (VPS) with 256MB RAM hosted at SliceHost and this blog is served off Nginx and PHP FastCGI processes to handle PHP scripts. The wonderful (because it just works and is really easy to setup) WP-Cache WordPress plugin keeps a cache of pages that’s swept at logical times (i.e. whenever there are any updates or comments).

I may be a Rails/merb fanboy, but this awesome piece of blog software that can stand up to the Digg Effect with ease is great. WordPress FTW!

3 Responses to Dugg? No problem with WordPress

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John

September 13th, 2007 at 9pm

Congrats on the Digg, WP-Cache is what really saved you. WordPress without it, even on dedicated servers, has crumbled under the weight of Digg. It’s kind of notorious for it in the Digg community.

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Chu Yeow

September 14th, 2007 at 12am

Ahh I had the impression that those were blogs on shared hosting so they collapsed when Dugg. I do need to search for the notoriety of WordPress in dealing with the Digg Effect!

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WP Guy

December 27th, 2007 at 10pm

If you are getting Dugg a lot, VPS account will need to be upgraded to dedicated platform or even multiple dedicated platforms, including multi-level architecture. Nice article and review thought.