0

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

2

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).

| improve this answer | |
  • 1
    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
  • 1
    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
  • 1
    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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.