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Anyone using 2.7 and Godaddy and site runs slow after upgrade? (71 posts)

  1. ynotme
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello,

    I am currently running WordPress 2.6

    Does 2.7 fix any security vulnerabilities?

    I am very hesitant to upgrade to 2.7 because of the multitude of "slowness" issues coupled with no apparent fix to this issue.

    Is anyone using Godaddy on Linux (shared hosting) and if so, have you upgraded to 2.7 from 2.6 and found that it is running slow?

    Thanks for posting your experiences...

  2. indextwo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm not sure about any specific security fixes (although I'm sure there were, and that information is probably listed somewhere), but I have been experiencing the slowness issue.

    I've been quite reluctant to bring it up here, since one particularly pro-active moderator's response to other similar posts has been something along the lines of "No, no, no, no. La-la-la, I can't hear you! You haven't paid for anything, so go away and cry into your spilled milk.", which is both annoying and unhelpful.

    Just yesterday I did a clean install of 2.7 on a GoDaddy shared Linux account. No plugins, nothing but WordPress files on the site and in the database. At first it seemed fine, but the longer I seemed to logged in to the admin area, the slower it seemed to get. After about an hour both the site and the admin area became utterly unresponsive, either hanging, failing to load certain files, or 404ing completely.

    I logged off, then came back to it about an hour later and it seemed slightly better, and then after 15 minutes starting really dragging its heels again.

    I don't know nearly enoough about the intricacies of the server versus the requirements of WordPress, and today it doesn't seem nearly as bad as it was last night, but I've had three different PHP geniuses tell me over the past couple of months that WordPress can be incredibly wasteful on resources. I've not had much to complain about so far, but I am becoming increasingly worried about all the reports of slowness that I'm reading.

    My setup summary:
    GoDaddy Linux shared hosting
    PHP 4.3.11
    MySQL 5
    Wordpress 2.7, no plugins

  3. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    PHP 4.3.11
    php5.x.x would help immensely - do you have the option to use it?
    btw, 2.7 did not have any security fixes

  4. indextwo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the tip. I've just made the switch from PHP4.x to 5.x via the GoDaddy control panel, but I'll have to wait for it to kick in to see if it makes any difference.

    By the way, if anyone else wants to do this, the instructions can be found here: http://help.godaddy.com/article/3937

  5. Pnitruc
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i did the update to PHP5 and it's still slooooow

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    GoDaddy shared hosting is very slow in general. I've found that using WP-Super-Cache helps a lot, as does this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/use-google-libraries/

  7. Pnitruc
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    thanks - but that plugin still didn't help

  8. clayd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Not to kick a dead horse here but i have been working on this same issue with godaddy and trying to figure out whats going on. Pretty much all that i have came up with is (Just as Otto42 said) Godaddy is shared hosting is slow. Buy the numbers it looks like a great value. But i have noticed steady performance decreases and also they have made a few move that have not made me happy. Like we moved you to a new server to make you life better, but when i ask what is better i am told they cant tell me. Ok sorry Godaddy rant over.

    Basically i am just going to change hosting. I am thinking bluehost.

  9. djpushplay
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I use godaddy (Lixux shared) and two WordPress 2.7.1 sites running there with no problems and no slowdown.

    http://cochinoman.com/
    http://lapoker.info/

    However, when I switched from 2.6 to 2.7 on my local Vista computer using EasyPHP, I had some problems which was eventually solved:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/227450?replies=16

    Good luck. Hope that helps.

  10. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi clayd,

    If you're still having trouble we want to help you out. If you can post your domain name we will be in touch via the email address on your Go Daddy account.

  11. clayd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    GDHosting. I am glad to hear that you are in this forum willing to help. Please email as i would like to talk about the support that i have gotten recently. http://www.gear-addicts.com

  12. rwedding
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    GD Hosting I spoke to someone last week at GD and they said there was nothing that could be done with my sites speed. It is actually better this week but not much. You can contact me through http://www.buildingsupplyguy.com

  13. StrangeAttractor
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @ clayd

    Basically i am just going to change hosting. I am thinking bluehost.

    You might want to see this thread first.

  14. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 5 years ago #

    rwedding,

    Just sent you an email asking for more details.

  15. neeraga
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ya godaddy server is too slow and i am also facing the same problem. GDHosting you can contact me at http://www.thinkarticle.com

  16. Takumi_86
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem as everyone in here. The speed is sooo slow, but strangely this slowness is not happening with windows shared hosting. So i tried to contacting them by emails but the respond isn't really good. Instead of fixing the problem, They told me to make a phone call everytime i'm having the slowness.

    Does make a phone call will fix that problem? sorry godaddy i cannot contact you by phone call, because everytime i tried to make a phone call it always went busy, don know why but this is happening on me...

    GDSupport, if you need to call me here's my site http://thewirds.com/ and http://friemoney.com thanks

  17. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry to hear about this. We'd like to take a look. I sent you an email asking for more information in order to help us narrow the issue down.

  18. pkbrett
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is a great thread... b/c it feels like everyone is describing my life lately!

    About 3 weeks ago GoDaddy moved me to a "new and improved" server... and now my blog load speed really sucks. I've tried everything - and have emailed back and forth with GD support at least 7 times. Each time, I get more and more feedback saying its not GD's fault - but that wordpress is slow, or any of the otehr excuses.

    At this point, my blog is loading anywhere from 8-30 seconds (unnaceptable). This is my business... and I can't stand to lose people to slow load times.

    Like many here, i've tried everything... nothing works.

    I'm giving up on GD - as I'm assuming its just slow load times - I'm going to look at Mosso - it's worth paying a bit more to get better speed. I would work with GoDaddy, but they're latest answer to me was to buy an SSL certificate - of which I currently have no need. I just wish they'd put me back on the old server... clearly the one I'm on stinks.

    GDHosting - if you feel like taking a stab at helping me - go for it - http://www.MakingTheMoment.com .

  19. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It's disappointing to hear this. I'd be happy to check it out. Be on the lookout for an email from me.

  20. scothuntsberry
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the exact same problems as above. scothuntsberry.com and oxpatch.net I too am considering a new host.

  21. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 5 years ago #

    We'll certainly take a look, but first we'll be in touch.

  22. likoma
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for posting in this forum, GDHosting! A site of mine (www.writingsalons.com) is terribly slow. Thank you!

  23. souce
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Glad to hear I'm not alone with this problem. Having about a dozen web sites on Go Daddy, I know the issue isn't just "go daddy is slow". The problem came up just recently after upgrading to 2.7.1 on my blog at http://www.thetruthaboutdiets.com. The funny thing is, another blog at http://www.myfitnessbusiness.com (also on GoDaddy) is running just fine.
    So, GDHosting, if there's any help you can offer, I'm all ears as http://www.thetruthaboutdiets.com is my main blog and the slowdown in speed is killing me. Absent a solution in a day or so, I'll need to move to a new host.

  24. souce
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Update: using the pingdom tools, it appeared that the Facebook Connect plugin was hosing things up, even though I wasn't using it on my blog (although for some reason I had the plugin active). I deactivated it and deleted it, and my response times improved greatly on both my site and admin panel. Fluke? Coincidence? Maybe. But I don't really care as long as things are moving faster.

  25. Go Daddy
    Go Daddy Support
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @likoma Just sent you an email to the email address on file.

    @souce Let me know if you have anymore issues.

  26. souce
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Update 2: Yes, apparently that was a fluke or coincidence because the site (http://www.thetruthaboutdiets.com) is back to crawling along again today.
    In fact, tried adding google analytics and Google is unable to verify the site as it times out on them.
    Sooo, I guess it's time to start looking for other hosting options.

  27. altinkum
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    GoDaddy is very slow with wordpress, nothing will change tryed all. Solution is change hosting or get virtual or other servers

  28. Lizbit
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Oh, great. I just moved some of my sites from a different host to my new GoDaddy account, thinking all was going to be wonderful... I hope I don't have these problems, too.

    I only built one site so far on GoDaddy, using WP, and in all truthfulness it was fine. Perhaps the size of the site had something to do with it. Mine is very basic, only a few pages, nothing big at all.

    I do have a question - slightly afraid to ask because it's probably going to earn a few laughs - but - is version 2.7 the same as 2.7.1?

  29. djpushplay
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  30. likoma
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think I may have found the culprit at least in my case.

    For the site in question (writingsalons.com) I'm using WP 2.7.1 and WP E-Commerce 3.6.10. For WP EC 3.6.10, they changed the directory/folder name and that's what was causing the trouble. I used Firebug and Y Slow (add-ons for Firefox) and found that WP EC was trying to call some files that were now moved (they were now in /wp-e-commerce/ and no longer in /wp-shopping-cart/). Using Y Slow, I could see that those files were timing out (404) and causing the slowdown. I did a search and replace of the plugin files and voila: speedy again!

    So I hope that was the trick. I have to say, I'm very impressed that a GoDaddy staffer is on these forums. Very cool.

    Moral of the story? Get more detail on what's causing the slowdown. Coincidentally, I had another client say her site was slow and it was completely other issues (Google, Feedburner, etc. external calls). Did a little screencast about it here.

    Best,

    Bradley

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