I’m pleased to announce that with a new WordPress.com upgrade now available, sharing of WUWT posts is now much easier. I’d like to ask WUWT readers to take a moment to familiarize themselves with this new feature. Using it will help get the word out, along with increasing WUWT’s traffic and web rankings.
Readers may notice this new toolbar at the bottom of each WUWT post now:
You’ll now be able to click on these icons and post/share WUWT content elsewhere. I can add some some additional sharing services, provided they offer a sharing format. Suggestions welcome.
Also, please note that I encourage the posting of WUWT links to support your narrative in comments elsewhere, even if they get deleted.
Please make use of these new features whenever you can to support WUWT.
Please note that many of the other suggestions made to WUWT aren’t going unnoticed, but they are mostly out of my control. WUWT uses the wordpress.com hosting service, and features are generally under their control. For example I regularly ask wordpress support to add a comment preview feature. Hopefully someday they will.
Given the traffic that WUWT has seen, a single server box like Lucia runs just isn’t practical. Regular readers may recall that Climate Audit was hosted on a single box server, which was upgraded and improved, and then when Climategate hit in November 2009, CA went down due to the crushing load. WUWT stayed operational and thrived, thanks to the wordpress.com distributed computing system.
Hence while I could move WUWT to a private server and get more custom features that readers have been asking for, the broadcaster in me says “the transmitter is the weakest link, make sure it is the best”.
The people behind the WordPress.com blogging service recently shared some technical information about their new data center in Chicago, which is located in a Layered Technologies facility.
WordPress.com hosts about 5.5 million blogs on its platform, and is not to be confused with the stand-alone WordPress software (which you find at WordPress.org and host yourself).
Here is the server hardware powering the latest WordPress.com data center:
- 150 HP DL165s dual quad-core AMD 2354 processors 2GB-4GB RAM
- 50 HP DL365s dual dual-core AMD 2218 processors 4GB-16GB RAM
- 5 HP DL185s dual quad-core AMD 2354 processors 4GB RAM
That’s a total of 1,440 CPU cores and somewhere between 520 GB and 1.4 TB of RAM. In other words, a significant amount of computing power…
This is one of three data centers that power WordPress.com.
More information, including a (somewhat shaky) video of the wordpress.com server facility is available here.
I figure with the wordpress.com as my “transmitter”, I really can’t go wrong.
Thanks for your consideration – Anthony