WordPress is a very powerful platform, and it allows you to customize and change many things. Not everything is accessible directly from standard WordPress settings panels, or from the wp-config and settings files. Many options are hidden, available through hacks and very poorly documented. So what you can do then?
I know that many people will be offended by this post, but I know that I am not the only one having so many troubles with Firefox. For years Firefox was getting worse with every new version. Before you start throwing rocks at me, please read the post to find out why I hate Firefox, and why they need to release 64bit version, yesterday.
Here is the first post with results from benchmark tests I conducted over the past few days. Before we proceed to results, I will give more details on the methods of measurement used for the administration part of the tests. Results contain both memory usage, time needed for server to prepare the results and the total output size.
As I have announced already, I will going to benchmark various aspects of WordPress and plugins used. Before I proceed publishing benchmark results I am working on right now, I want to describe the benchmark setup I will use, WordPress versions and plugins that will be installed. So here is the test environment.