I'm having an issue where my theme creates a pile of images sizes on uploads (because it's supposed to), and my server periodically gags on the process. It's resulting in a pile of "MySQL server has gone away for..." problems, and I end up with media uploads that contain no data.
A dedicated server isn't in the budget. And my web host isn't a big fan of making more RAM available to my account. So moving from my current hosting solution isn't an option.
However, I've got a test server sitting here in my office with 4 CPUs and 16GB of RAM, and I thought, "Hey, is there a way I can host all the WP-admin functions locally, and simply push changes to the remote server?"
A thousand apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. Everything I could find on the subject was just about setting up a local testing server. My case is different - I want the back end hosted somewhere other than the front end (and yes, the final DB should obviously also be remote, unless I can find a way to simply push DB changes to the live server).