Simple question as in title. What is the maximum number of posts that can be written in a blog?


There is no theoretical limit on the amount of posts that can be stored and served. However, there will be a limit on what your server can achieve, in terms of database size, hard disk space and processor capacity. On an ordinary dedicated server you should be fine as long a you stick with a couple of 100.000s of posts (I run an installation with 100.000 posts and 1.000.000 comments which is doing just fine).

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    Simple questions don't always have simple answers! I'm sure we could find a theoretical upper limit, starting with some crazy Graham's number - "a number so epic it would collapse your brain into a black hole!" and work us down from there ;-) – birgire Nov 27 '16 at 11:45
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    We might also wonder what would happen if WordPress would be ported to a blackhole computer (too many RAM chips would collapse into a blackhole) or how it would be handled in quantum computers ;-) Just kidding ;-) PS: Database sharding might also help sites with millions of posts. – birgire Nov 27 '16 at 11:48
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    One could also look at MySQL & PHP for type size limitations. – birgire Nov 27 '16 at 11:57
  • Nice links @birgire +1 – TheDeadMedic Nov 27 '16 at 14:09
  • @birgire I disagree. There is no equivalence between "there is" and "I'm sure we could find". I'm sure I can find a way to recursively code myself out of any max-int you find in MySQL and PHP. The size of the universe is irrelevant for theoretical considerations. So, if you want to convince me, show me da number. ;-) – cjbj Nov 28 '16 at 8:25

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