High traffic on any website can be a problem, but it is a problem many of us would love to have. Therefore, rather than trying to rid yourself of the problem, you will need to learn to deal with it. The following are a few aspects of blog hosting that you might want to consider when trying to manage high volume data transfer.
Hosting – The host you use really does matter. Not all of them are equal in terms of network speed and capacity, hardware, and software optimization. The type of hosting also matters. If shared hosting is too small for your high-traffic site, make sure your host can easily scale you to a VPS or even a dedicated server.
Content Delivery – If you are serving up a lot of static content (images, videos, etc.), consider using a content delivery network to speed things up a bit. This can also help reduce network congestion and get content to your readers faster.
Web Server Tuning – By default, web server software is designed to work for a wide variety of sites. To get the most out of it, you should tune it for your WordPress blog. If you share your server with others, you might be limited to .htaccess and php.ini tricks. If, however, you have a VPS or dedicated server, you can fully optimize your web server for performance.
Database Optimization – All text from your blog is served from a database, and text usually makes up the bulk of content. Therefore, the better optimized your database is, the better your site will perform. You can optimize MySQL to work better with WordPress, and you will notice faster load times for pages and better overall performance.
High traffic can be overwhelming, especially on a young site, but with a little ingenuity and some useful tricks, you can have your site running smoothly for all of your multitudes of admirers.