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So I have recently been employed as a webmaster at a local High School, and I have walked into a nightmare. Their are 3 servers which hold about 300 WordPress/wiki sites for all the teachers. As well as the student grades via some 3rd party program called WordPress. Not to mention the fact that the servers are low grade 6 year old servers. The servers are connected to the main network in the school which is very bad because Every single student is connected(That's about 1000 kids using the WiFi for Facebook or whatever) along with about 500 mac books the school as in many different classrooms. Because of this the server take FOREVER(Best load time was 14 seconds, for the main page) to load anything but the school homepage. I have a small/no budget. How am I supposed to make this network usable? Is it even possible?

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closed as too broad by John Conde Sep 12 '13 at 1:12

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This is just way too broad as it there are too many things to consider and too many unknowns. Without knowing a lot more about the network, etc, we'd just be guessing. –  John Conde Sep 12 '13 at 1:12
    
@JohnConde I guess that is true. –  Dying Webmaster Sep 12 '13 at 1:14
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@DyingWebmaster I feel for your situation... Some potential ideas: If possible, try to separate intranet content from Internet content so demand for one doesn't impact the other. Try to lobby for a dedicated server or VPS off-site at data-center for the later. If that's a no-go, then try for another Internet connection and bind them. Contact the regional rep for Apple's educational program and explain your situation to see if you can get discounted servers (possibly refurbished or discontinued), and look for other technology assistance programs in your area. Good luck! –  dan Sep 12 '13 at 2:06
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@DyingWebmaster Also be sure to use gzip compression on your servers - it's amazing how much bandwidth can be conserved: How gzip compression works –  dan Sep 12 '13 at 2:50