Wordpress 3.5 multi domain blog map

I’ve been given the task to get a wordpress 3.5 multi domain site with about 50 sites (each with woocommerce on it) up and running with Nginx to make it as fast as possible. I’ve got it working on your site, but I can’t say it’s fast yet…

When loading the front page, the html comments of nginx-helper say it took about 19 seconds with 188 queries. That seems a bit much for a simple page (http://www.vuurwerkhuizen.nl).

Looking at the analysis of gtmetrix.com (Report) it seems that the slow load is coming from the images, I see that loading a single image takes almost 2.5 seconds…

In your manual (https://rtcamp.com/wordpress-nginx/tutorials/multisite/static-files-handling/) you are referring to the blogs.dir directory. but as this is a 3.5 installation, it doesn’t exist any more. Can you tell me how I can speed up the websites? I can’t really use caching because i’ve got Woocommerce on every page…

first off, here are the config files:

nginx site config:

map $http_host $blogid { default -999; include /var/www/website/htdocs/wp-content/uploads/nginx-helper/map.conf; }

server {

    # Uncomment the following line for domain mapping
     listen 80 default_server;

    server_name website.tld;

    # Uncomment the following line for domain mapping
    server_name_in_redirect off;

    access_log   /var/log/nginx/access.log rt_cache;
    error_log    /var/log/nginx/error.log;

    root /var/www/website/htdocs;
    index index.php index.htm index.html;

    include common/wpfc.conf;
    include common/wpcommon.conf;
    include common/locations.conf;

#Skip cache for WooCommerce Query string

    if ( $arg_add-to-cart != "" )
            set $skip_cache 1;

    if ($request_uri ~* "/store.*|/cart.*|/my-account.*|/checkout.*|/addons.*|/winkelwagen.*|/winkel.*|/mijn-account.*")
            set $skip_cache 1;

    if ( $cookie_woocommerce_items_in_cart != "0" )
            set $skip_cache 1;

    #WPMU Files
    location ~ ^/files/(.*)$ {
            try_files /wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$1 =404;
            access_log off; log_not_found off; expires max;
    } }


location / { try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args; }

location ~ .php$ {

    set $rt_session "";
            if ($http_cookie ~* "wc_session_cookie_[^=]*=([^%]+)%7C") {
                    set $rt_session wc_session_cookie_$1;
            if ($skip_cache = 0 ) {
                    more_clear_headers "Set-Cookie*";
                    set $rt_session "";
    try_files $uri =404;
    include fastcgi_params;
    fastcgi_pass php;


The other configuration files are still the same as they came with easyengine.

Thank you for your help and kudos to the easyengine! It makes my life a lot easier :slight_smile:


Sorry for the delay to your reply.
You haven’t selected any category for this support topic, hence its missed from us.
From Gtmetrix we found following for your sites.

  1. No CDN used.
  2. CSS/JS not minified.

To optimize more we always recomened to use CDN and CSS/JS minification.
For that you can W3TC. We are alos trying pagespeed on our site. You can also try that. Ref for pagespeed: https://rtcamp.com/tutorials/nginx/using-pagespeed/

To debug which part of site slowing your site, you can also use EasyEngine debug module:

Hello @mishmash

It’s been a long time, and we haven’t heard from you. It looks like your issue is resolved.

I am closing this support topic for now. Feel free to create a new support topic if you have any queries further. :slight_smile: