Should I use Lightsail for WordPress and is it performant?

What is Lightsail and How Does it Work with WordPress? Amazon Lightsail is a virtual private server (VPS) hosting solution offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It provides users with a simple and cost-effective way to launch and manage virtual servers on the AWS platform. Lightsail comes with a user-friendly interface and pre-configured server options …

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WordPress Persistent Database Connections

Introduction If you’re running a large-scale WordPress instance, the time it takes to connect to the local MySQL database adds up. For a smaller site, it will be insignificant. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t support persistent database connections. But there is a GitHub issue on the WordPress Performance Plugin that might make this a possibility. Related Content …

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During my searches I stumbled upon PHP PGO PGO refers to Profile-guided Optimization. It is a self-adaptive optimization which means it doesn’t make improvements on the software code itself to achieve performance enhancements. So I thought I’d dig a bit deeper, but not now. I will come back to this later. Here are some helpful links though.

WordPress Database Indexes

Introduction If you’ve ever had to deal with a medium to large WordPress instance, you’ve also had to deal with an extensive database, many rows, and a sluggish back-end/front-end. WordPress Database Indexes You might not know, but a plugin by the famous Oliver Jones and Rick James optimizes some problematic databse tables that either have …

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