I have a question about hosting and the strains that WP installations produce on a shared server.
I host my site The Rock and Roll Report (www.rockandrollreport.com)which draws appox. 400 unique pageviews a day.
I have been told the following:
WordPress is often implicated in excessive processor and memory usage issues. You might try temporarily disabling all WordPress plugins for a 24 hour period to see what effect it has on your resource usage, though you shouldn't disable the WP-Cache or WP-SuperCache plugin, whichever you have installed.
The plugins I have installed besides WP Super Cache are:
PodPress (the podcast files are not stored on this server)
All in One SEO Pack
Amazon Reloaded for WordPress
Breadcrumb Navigation XT
Contextual Related Posts
Flexi Pages Widget
Secure and Accessible PHP Contact Form
WordPress Database Backup
All are the most current version.
My webhost is telling me the average usage stats on a shared server are:
Average %CPU usage - 3.60
Average %Memory usage - 0.88
Average %MySQL usage - 0.2
and my site's stats are:
ocka9 rockandrollreport.com 3.60 0.88 0.2
Top Process %CPU 81.0 /usr/bin/php /home/rocka9/public_html/index.php
Top Process %CPU 71.0 [php]
Top Process %CPU 66.0 [php]
Which plugins could be causing this excessive usage? I absolutely need podpress and the NextGen Image Gallery but I am wondering if these are causing the problems especially NextGEN as I have 29 galleries associated with it.
Is it possible to audit my site to determine which plugins are causing the most problems?
I have disabled all plugins but Askimet and WP-Super Cache for 24 hours as recommended to see if this changes things.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. They are recommending I upgrade to a dedicated server but that is way beyond my means at this point in time.
Thanks in advance.