The upgrade of this blog from WordPress 3.3 to 3.4 on Dreamhost didn’t go as smoothly as planned. In fact it failed fairly spectacularly – unable to complete the required database upgrade.
However, many clouds have silver linings. In this case it meant that I brought forward my plans to ditch the horribly slow hosting provided by Dreamhost in the USA and switch over to the new VPS provided by BHost in the UK.
If you have had the chance to compare the two sites, you’ll know that it now runs a lot faster. It will improve again when I do some tweaking. I can now use a proper opcode cache for PHP, something that Dreamhost wasn’t able to provide.
I’ll be doing further optimisations now that I have full control, I should be able to do away with a whole load of WordPress plugins.