I’ve had a few people ask about the size of the WordPress installation we’re using at the University of Mary Washington, so I wanted to make a quick blog post to run through some of the numbers.
Before I get into that, though, I want to give a brief synopsis of what WordPress looks like at UMW. About 5 years ago, Jim Groom and his crew in our Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT) set up a WordPress system called UMW Blogs. UMW Blogs is a place for students, faculty and staff to set up their own blogs. It is a WordPress multisite environment (actually, I believe they have migrated to a multi-network setup, as well; but I’m not 100% sure). They are running the system on their own hosting account, and they handle all of the administration and maintenance of the system (with a tiny bit of development help from me every once in a while).
On the other side, we have had the main University of Mary Washington website (which we affectionately call “dub-dub-dub”) running on our WordPress multi-network installation for a little over a year. I am responsible for the majority of development, administration and maintenance of the entire system. We have that running on our own dedicated machine in-house. Read the rest of this entry »