I have to do a lot with Wordpress. It is a Blog software, but it is a lot more then that. I also analyzed and used Content Management Systems like Joomla and Drupal, with Joomla having a mid-difficult learning curve and Drupal a high-difficult learning curve. Still, Drupal is most potent software that exists in my view. But it is very hard to learn. Wordpress is different. It is idiot secure in learning, customization to your likening. I use about 60 plugins for Wordpress from official repository. In Wordpress plugin repository are also 2 plugins written by myself and which I shared with community. They have to do with Search engine Optimization. I have more modifications, which I do not make public, so my sites keep being unique in functunality. So far I was running Wordpress on normal Apache servers through old technology (mpm-prefork). I just hosted my sites through "Virtual Servers Managed" by a company. I did not have root access to that managed server, so the company managed security of it. I could neither install anything into the system nor could I manage the database ifrom technological standpoint (MyISAM, InnoDB). I now rented my own server. I installed Debian Lenny Linux 64 Bit on it. I now run server backend called Lighttpd server (Lighty), which is also used by Youtube and major traffic sites. It consumes much less RAM of system and is unbelievable fast. I also installed PHP accelerator that keeps executed code in RAM. I split my threads on websites in 50 posts a page. Here on usmb.com I think the standard is 20 posts per page. A 50 posts page is averagely loaded so far in 0.100 - 0.150 seconds for a visitor (static page) and for a member (dynamical site, always up-to-date) in 0.200 - 0.400 seconds. I switched my first site to new system. That was such a horror and I was working on it a lot with several times failing. Now it works and I feel confident in implementing the other sites on new system. So happy.