Lebuzz.info is a popular French website powered by WordPress, running on a dedicated server that kept hitting its limit during the Royal Wedding (April, 2011) and was brought down often due to huge popularity of the event and this site's live coverage at that time.
My first responsibility was to work with the site's backend, and then with the webhost to make sure the site was alive for the next 48+ hours without any downtime. Once this was addressed, the next step was to optimize the site's load time from being slow to normal, if not faster. Both issues were promptly taken care of and the site's reputation was maintained during and after that mega event.
I provide custom WordPress hosting solutions where almost everything is customized in your server, to speed up your WordPress site.
Speeding up a WordPress blog starts from the choice of the server that doesn't have cPanel, Plesk or any other control panel. All these can be a bottleneck to a speedy website. That's why successful WordPress hosting companies like WPEngine, Page.ly or ZippyKid provide only SFTP access and/or PhpMyAdmin access. If you have an un-managed / self-managed s...