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Oct262007

How Gravatar scales on WordPress.com hardware

Automattic recently purchase Gravatar and have switched the server onto their hosting platform. WordPress.com host over 1.7 million blogs with well over 60'000 new posts submitted each day generating 10 - 12 million page views per day.

Barry on WordPress.com has a great post on the changes they've introduced to help Gravatar scale.

Reader Comments (2)

I've actually created a Gravatar class if you click the link in my name. Loosely coupled and works like a dream - it also has a cache with an expiration date for the avatar - to save on loading times. It can merely load the avatar in locally.

Adam @ http://www.talkphp.com/">TalkPHP.com

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

I've actually created a Gravatar class if you click the link in my name. Loosely coupled and works like a dream - it also has a cache with an expiration date for the avatar - to save on loading times. It can merely load the avatar in locally.

Adam @ http://www.talkphp.com/">TalkPHP.com

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

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