I've been looking for the best WordPress hosting for me and I'm wondering how many MySQL connections at once WordPress requires? I know this is kind of general question but how does it look for you?
I'm going to host around 3-5 WordPress installs and each will have around 80 000 page views monthly (around 20 000 unique users monthly).
I'm wondering if 30 concurrent connections would be enough? Because most of the hosting companies (I can't afford VPS yet) limit these connections to 25 or 30.
Could you share your WP unique users / page views and how many concurrent connections they generate? 30 sounds quite low but I've been told that it's not that easy to exceed at all. I know it depends on the theme etc., but let's say I'm going to use fairly optimized ones.
I can't check it for myself yet as all my sites are still hosted locally :)
This is kind of weird because I know of guys who host multiple themes on MediaTemple's (grid) service which allows 25 concurrent connections and folks at WordPress forums say even 50 is way too low...
Are there any benchmarks / test that I could perform on my theme to see how many MySQL connections it opens while I browse the pages?