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My wordpress website is slow as hell (7 posts)

  1. ahoodie
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, I was thinking that I might just have the slowest website the internet world has set it's cybernetic eyes on. I contacted my host and the server is not the problem. They're saying that it might be my database, or the coding, or a whole bunch of things. I really don't know what to do. I need my website to be much faster. I am presently loosing traffic because of this. Please help.

    Here's the link to the slowest website in the world:
    http://www.ahoodie.com

    1st one to resolve this is the hottest.
    - Nancy

  2. dfwgreg
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It loads fine on my end. It could be your ISP. Have you tried to wp_cache? Also your site is very image intensive. Try scaling back on some of the images. If you can't, make them as small as possible (file size). If you remove all your images and the site still loads slow, you might want to considering moving to another provider.

  3. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

  4. ahoodie
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    @Greg. Yes I have wp_super_cache installed but it doesn't seem to help that much. You're right about all the images...I've been saving them top quality for all my posts, I'll make sure to do save for web in the future. I'll try transfering the website on another server tonight, see if it makes a difference with my friend's dedicated server. Thanks G.

    @iridiax. Thanks for the link. I found an interesting thread on how upgrading from php 4 to php 5 does a big difference, so I just did and I think it helped!

  5. ahoodie
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    UPDATE: It's still slower than ever. I'm doing something wrong but I don't know what.

  6. Tommie Hansen
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    WordPress is simply slow and not that optimized. The crew mostly focuses on new cool stuff instead of making it work for everyone.

  7. ahoodie
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Turned out I had too much traffic / too many elements to load. I had to switch from deluxe hosting to unlimited hosting because I was using all the resources I had + slowing down everybody that was on the same shared server as I was. The site loads at least 5X faster, maybe 10X faster now. > ahoodie.com

    I had tried EVERYTHING before that. Switching to a better server was the only solution.

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