Nov 30, 2017

For websites that need to handle a substantial amount of traffic, a more robust architecture may be necessary.

A single-VM WordPress instance works great for lower-traffic sites used for small businesses or personal websites. For websites that need to handle a substantial amount of traffic, a more robust architecture may be necessary. Separating the database into a separate layer enables you to run your database on machines designed for that purpose, as well as manage them independently of the application layer. It also gives you more control over how you administer the application and web server.