Author: Michael Burns

WP 3.6.1 Upgrade has Begun!

It’s official — the next WordPress upgrade at BU has (finally) begun! We are using the latest stable release — 3.6.1 — as there is not yet a release candidate for 3.7. It’s worth mentioning that the core team has decided to follow in the footsteps of many other open source projects and shorten their […]


Memcached Results, Continued

My last post end with a few questions. I realized as I was writing them that I had an easy way to answer one of them — “How much (if any) would response times improve by moving memcached to servers that were not overloaded serving web requests?”. This graph is similar to this one from […]

Memcached Benchmark Results

We used the memcached benchmark script to sample response times of common cache operations (get, set and delete) against different server configurations with data generated from actual WP requests. Sample Data We generated sample cache data using 20 different pages across four of our more popular sites. Most of these page requests were for administrative […]


Benchmarking Memcached

We wanted a better understanding of how much time was being spent carrying out Memcached operations, and a deterministic method to benchmark operations isolated from the WordPress environment. The result: benchmark_memcached.php What does it do? The script allows you to specify one or more memcached servers to test (host:port), as well as provide fixture data […]

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