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This theme causing server overload (7 posts)

  1. johngalt80
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just installed this theme and it took my server down. Looks like a big load on httpd and mysqld. Has anyone run into this problem?

  2. figaro
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What theme?

  3. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    probably the one in the tag.

  4. figaro
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oh...silly me for not thinking of that :-)

  5. johngalt80
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, I'm talking about the "magazine basic" theme. I like the look and possibilities of the theme, but as soon as I installed it and started playing around with its options, my server started crawling. I was barely able to log in to restart it.

    When I restarted the server, everything was back to normal. I could view some other websites I've got on it... speed was back to normal. But as soon as I went back to setting up the blog and this theme, the server started crawling again. Something is awfully wrong with this theme... it's got a looping query from hell or something going on.

    I'd like to know if anyone else has ever used this theme and had similar results... any solutions???

  6. gazouteast
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yup - I just got hit by this as well. It hit me within 20 minutes of upgrading to WP 2.8.5 (the theme had been on the server a couple of days but unused or looked at).
    - first I knew about it was an email from my hosting service saying they'd suspended by account due to server abuse (all I had done was leave the Theme editor open and the Home page view open (both on the magazine basic theme) while I popped out to the shop and back.
    - the tech file they included with the email has the following data (if it helps anyone)
    - hundreds of entries like this one (this one obfuscated where necessary) -

    username 14801 5092 1 08:46 ? S 0:00
    /usr/bin/php /home/username/public_html/domain_scriptlab/WPdev/index.php
    DOCUMENT_ROOT=/home/username/public_html
    GATEWAY_INTERFACE=CGI/1.1
    HTTP_ACCEPT=*/*
    HTTP_HOST=www.domain_name.com
    HTTP_USER_AGENT=PHP/5.2.10 PATH=/bin:/usr/bin QUERY_STRING=
    REDIRECT_STATUS=200
    REDIRECT_UNIQUE_ID=St8CqdB0PlIAABPkY2IAxxxx
    REDIRECT_URL=/domain_scriptlab/WPdev/wp-content/themes/magazine-basic/uploads/Home-Banner.gif
    REMOTE_ADDR=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx REMOTE_PORT=46124
    REQUEST_METHOD=GET REQUEST_URI=/domain_scriptlab/WPdev/wp-content/themes/magazine-basic/uploads/Home-Banner.gif
    SCRIPT_FILENAME=/home/username/public_html/domain_scriptlab/WPdev/index.php
    SCRIPT_NAME=/domain_scriptlab/WPdev/index.php
    SERVER_ADDR=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    SERVER_ADMIN=webmaster@domain_name.com
    SERVER_NAME=www.domain_name.com
    SERVER_PORT=80
    SERVER_PROTOCOL=HTTP/1.1
    SERVER_SIGNATURE=<address>Apache/2.2.13 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.13 OpenSSL/0.9.7a DAV/2 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at http://www.domain_name.com Port 80</address>? SERVER_SOFTWARE=Apache/2.2.13 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.13 OpenSSL/0.9.7a DAV/2 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 UNIQUE_ID=St8CqdB0PlIAABPkY2IAxxxx

    Anyone got any clues what any of this could mean? They say they'll re-activate the account (when they get around to it) but I have to delete or fix the offending script within 24 hours, leaving it disabled until I do so, or they will permanently ban me.

    Thanks in advance
    Gaz

  7. dimeco
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi - I am wondering if this is the issue I had... (sort of).

    I was just customizing the theme, and then saw the message to upgrade to 2.8.5, allowed WP to do it, then logged off my pc for a while.

    When I came back to work on it, my admin AND public pages all loaded totally blank.

    It's not a memory issue per-say on my end, because our server is set at 64M, not 32M (php.ini).

    We thought it was a script issue - totally wiped it out and reinstalled, everything worked... uploaded the theme and it went back to white. Deleted the theme, have since tried 3 others and they all work fine.

    So obviously there is a bug somewhere. (I'm on a dedicated server so I haven't gotten any complaints from our admin, BUT now that you guys mention it, for the past 2 nights my server has been crawling... I thought it was something else - but have only been working on this theme for about 2 nights!)

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