WordPress + Zend Optimizer = Disaster

I’ve been struggling with an ongoing issue since August, and we had all but contained it.. Then last week, I needed to install Zend Optimizer on our server for another project we’re working on. That caused a world of trouble! I can’t blame WordPress, because there are plenty of people running WP with Zend, and life is good. I’m guessing that one of the plugins we’re using isn’t playing nice with Zend, and it’s a nightmare,

Imagine coming home to find your site down, and HUNDREDS of httpd processes running.. Now imagine that happening every 24-36 hours for a week straight! I’m still not sure where the conflict lies, but with 40+ WordPress installs running on the server, it’s a little difficult to troubleshoot. If I had to guess, I think it’s Podpress.

Podpress has been filling up our logs with lots of random errors, even though it continues to work.. But with the infamous v8.9 still nowhere to be found, my patience has run thin, and I’m getting ready to move over to another platform. With 500+ podcasts on one site alone, this is going to be a monumental task, but with no word from the Podpress developer, what choice do I really have?

If anyone else had had similar experiences, I’d love to hear how you worked through them.. Thanks!

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