If you have 200 subdirectories in a multisite, will there be performance issues?

If you have 200 subdirectories in a multisite, will there be performance issues?

  • Vinod Dalvi
    • WP Unicorn

    Hi @lewis,

    I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.

    Technically, Multisite comes with some performance issues out of the box, but these can be solved. Generally it is caused by theme / plugin. The poorly coded theme/plugin can bring an entire network down.The poorly coded/outdated plugins in Multisite won’t impact just 1 site but most likely it will degrade the performance of the entire network.

    In terms of scaliblity, you can look at wordpress.com stats which is proof of WordPress Multisite scalability! So performance issue can be ignored if you are willing to put some efforts into tweaking like using caching system and not using poorly coded or outdated theme/plugin.

    There isn’t any major differece in using Sub-Directory vs Sub-Domain install of WP multisite. The only difference is SEO. And also subdomain require wildcard subdomains to up server side. Subfolders stuff a /blog/ off the main site only for permalink collisions. Otherwise, within WP itself is irrelevant.

    Cheers,

    Vinod Dalvi

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