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The plugin has a very high CPU usage (19 posts)

  1. MovieMagia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I have a problem with the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin: it has a very high CPU usage and my site is disabled by my hosting account because of this every 2-3 days!

    Can anybody help me to fix this? Is it something on the plugin's settings to can reduce the CPU usage?

    Thank you everybody for your help!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

  2. MovieMagia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nobody can't give me a solution? :(

    My site has been blocked again for the excessive CPU usage :( - I need an urgent help, please!

  3. MovieMagia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Conclusion: very useful plugin, but I can't say it is great - because of the very high CPU usage and because of the awful support! :(

  4. tizz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Change your host

  5. MovieMagia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, really?!

    It is HostGator - can you recommend me a better host than this? I don't think so! :)

    And with this high CPU usage, any host will block my site, not only HostGator! The same thing happened also before, when I has my site hosted at iPage - so it will be the same with any host!

    It is not about the hosting service, it as about the plugin's CPU usage, that is extremely high!

  6. namcoibn
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    MovieMagia : I have same problem as you with Hostgator and they recommend me to remove WP SEO BY YOAST but I cant find and SEO plugin that better than this WP SEO BY YOAST. Did you figure out how to solve this problem?

  7. mbrsolution
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi you can always try bluehost, justhost, dreamhost...I am currently using this plugin in justhost without any issues.

    Kind regards

  8. MovieMagia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @namcoibn,

    Nether I didn't found any SEO plugin better than this - so I moved my site to iPage hosting and now I don't have any CPU usage problems; their allowed CPU usage is much bigger than at HostGator, it is 60s instead of 2s. Now I can use the Yoast SEO plugin without any problems, my account was never blocked since the transfer :)

  9. Piet
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @MovieMagia - as it seems that this issue has been resolved, can you please mark this thread as such? Thanks.

  10. MovieMagia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, I don't think that this issue was solved. The plugin still has a very high CPU usage, and the only hosting company that accept this is iPage. What if I will want to move back my site to HostGator, or to an other hosting company? My account will be blocked over and over again, once at every few days, just like before!

    And because of these very often happening downtimes, Google stopped indexing my site and my site lost its almost all visits! Because of these very high CPU usage, I lost my visitors, my earnings, my good SERP positions, everything!

    So I am still waiting for this CPU usage issue to be solved...

  11. astrasuite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I use Bluehost, no problem, I am still using Yoast version 1.4.7, very stable for me at the moment, can't afford time to debug if I upgrade so soon ....

    Was this a problem for you ever since (i.e. even with older versions), or with just the latest versions ?

  12. nitin044
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi

    I just jumped in this topic...I was about to install this plugin...but I saw this issue called CPU usage...If anyone have time can pls explain what is CPU Usage...I have heard about the bandwidth usage when it comes to hosting...I am using Godaddy hosting..I could google it,, but thought we've some wordpress experts here ;)

  13. MovieMagia
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @astrasuite,

    I don't know about the older versions of the plugin, I used only this 1.4.7 latest version - this one caused me so much problems :(

  14. astrasuite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @MovieMagia, you mean latest ver. 1.4.13 ?

    If you are using ver 1.4.7 and your hosting company is asking you to disable Yoast specifically, must be serious, better change hosting then ...

  15. tomhart
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hostgator seems to have a major problem with cpu usage and just shuts down the site. The yoast plugin is not very efficient, but shutting down the site is unacceptable. They shut me down on a site that saw little change but a seasonal spike in traffic (a church that had a huge spike before Easter)...and even though I fixed what they wanted within the hour it would take them 4-12 hours to re-evaluate.
    I'd have to recommend almost any other host over hostgator because of this.
    As for plugins you should be doing the thinking on seo, not the plugin, so you want one(s) that are going to put the metadata and other search engine related stuff (sitemaps, for example), but not one that gathers data and tells you what to do.

  16. tomhart
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    A little more research... I am really angry with hostgator for shutting my site down....Yoast adds a lot more on his blog. https://yoast.com/avoid-hostgator/ .
    Also learned that hostgator and iPage and a host of what i thought were competitors are all owned by the same company, http://www.enduranceinternational.com/our-company/our-brands .

  17. mediaraft
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Same issue here. I've been getting CPU limited for the past 2 months. I had no idea what it was and have switched host 3 times to try and resolve the issue but to no avail.

    I stumbled across this thread and have just realised that it must be the yoast plugin.

    I can't get rid of it as we need it but can't really see a solution beyond buying a VPS with high CPU limits.

    Has anyone found a way to resolve the issue besides finding a better host?

    What did help a bit was disabling CRON. I still get limited but not as often.

    Thanks

  18. ubailey
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    I had been experiencing the same problem for the past year with hostagator before I finally quit using them. I was on the phone constantly with their support about this telling me to disable plugins and use w3 total cache which did not help either. they have a 25 process limit. I switched to using Arvixe and they have 500 process limit. I have been using wordpress by yoast without the same problem i had with hostgator, but you should still monitor your plugins. Install P3 Profiler plugin for wordpress to see which plugins use the most resources. Arvixe

  19. gwmbox
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    Regardless of the host you are using, the question remains

    Is WordPress SEO by Yoast too resource intensive? Has this been improved?

    I ask as I am still deciding what SEO plugin to use and was leaning towards this one, but if the plugin uses up too many resources then that in my view is a major problem.

    I have no excess cpu usage issues as I have my own VPS with plenty of available CPU etc, but that is not the point.

    Solving this by moving host is not a solution. The solution has to be with the plugin using far less resources,

    Can anyone or the developer give me some more detail on the CPU usage please.

    Cheers

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