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  1. ehoever
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My website http://www.amsterdamsehonden.nl is really slow. I'm using smush it for images and some other optimise plugins, but that didn't really help. What else can it be? My hosting (by Hostnet) should be fine.

  2. Ivan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't have an extensive amount of experience with Hostnet, but my first instinct would be that it is in fact a hosting problem. Did your site suddenly get slow, or has it been slow since you launched?

    I use HostGator for all of my sites and I've been fairly pleased overall. I do know one time that they had a server malfunction and my sites were extremely slow temporarily, but it was fixed within the hour.

  3. ehoever
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It has been kind of slow since I started.

    But... I have 3 websites hosted by Hostnet. The others are definitely less slow. So I'm hoping to find something fixable. It would be a pain to transfer all the websites...

  4. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Slowness/high CPU usage could be due to (but not limited to):
    - a poor or memory intensive theme
    - poor or memory intensive plugins
    - your server is slow (e.g., "process hang", overload, other problems, etc.)
    Start with reading this article (and follow the links):
    - http://www.wptavern.com/determining-which-plugins-are-slowing-your-site-down
    - http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/656/is-there-a-way-to-measure-server-resource-cpu-usage-by-wp-plugins/799#799
    - also view this WP tv tutorial: http://wordpress.tv/2013/02/28/vinay-paudel-optimizing-and-speeding-up-a-wordpress-site/

  5. ehoever
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've read a lot of those websites/articles, but I guess I didn't like the outcome ;)

    I don't think it could be the theme, but I do use a lot of plugins. So I will watch the video now.

    The P3 thing looks great too, I will try that as well.

    Thanks a lot!

  6. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't think it could be the theme,

    What theme do you use?

    but I do use a lot of plugins.

    - Try removing unnecessary ones.
    - Also, you tary WP Total Cachy plugin

  7. ehoever
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I use Nimble by Elegantthemes.

    I have already deleted unnecessary plugins, but the rest of them I do use.

    I have W3 Total Cache, is it the same plugin?

    Tried the P3 plugin and I don't know what the consequences of the runtime of plugins are, if they directly affect the loading time of the website. But I know what plugins I would have to get rid of:

    - Websimon Tables (in the graph it fills up about 50%, but it's still only 1,7 seconds)
    - bbPress (23%, but cannot get rid of it)
    - JigoShop (9%)

  8. ehoever
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, I forgot: It DOES say plugin impact on website is 82,8%.

    The website takes more than a few seconds to load though...

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What happens if you switch to the default 2012 theme and deactivate all plugins?

  10. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There is no such theme as Nimble in the WP theme repository. You may want to contact the theme vendor.

  11. ehoever
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmm, I always use their themes and they have great support and (I think) really funcional themes.

    http://www.elegantthemes.com/. You think I should contact them and ask them why my website is slow?

    I'm a bit scared to switch to the 2012 theme, but there aren't any risks right?

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No - the changes should all be temporary

  13. iyiizle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How can I speed up my game on my slow http://www.oyun37.com address?

  14. ehoever
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Could it also be because of not updating plugins?

    After getting rid of some, my slowest plugin is now taking 1.4 seconds according to P3. Is this slow/a problem? Of am I going to look elsewhere for the problem?

    I've already contacted the theme vendor and I'm going to watch the optimizing video now.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @iyiizle: It is impolite to interrupt another poster's ongoing thread with a question of your own. It causes significant problems for the forum's volunteers and prevents us from being able to track issues by topic. Please post your own topic.

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @ehoever: You should always keep everything on WordPress up to date if you want to reduce the risk of your site being hacked. See http://blog.sucuri.net/2012/03/wordpress-understanding-its-true-vulnerability.html

  17. ehoever
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, thanks, I know and I was wondering if my un-updated plugins would also cause the speed problem.

    I just updated bbPress and Jigoshop and suddenly my slider and dropdowns (in menu) were gone! It was the strangest thing. I will try this again when I'm up in the middle of the night and sure that no one is visiting my website. I got a bit afraid now.

    Anyway, website is speeding up a LITTLE bit, but still a long way to go.

    Changing the theme is also something I will do when I'm up late at night.

  18. robertallen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, try adding this to your .htaccess file...

    #Begin gzip and deflate
    <IfModule mod_deflate.c>
        AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/css application/x-javascript text/plain text/xml image/x-icon
    </IfModule>

    This compresses files at the server level before it sends out to the browsers.

    This is my favorite article on how to speed up your WordPress site.
    http://diythemes.com/thesis/improve-website-pagespeed

    Also, elminiating a lot of useless plugins can really help.

  19. robertallen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I should point out, back up everything first before you make changes...just to be safe.

  20. ehoever
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sounds scary. Will try soon.

  21. Muhammad Haroon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'd a great guide on my blog hope you will like it. It will help you to get 95 score on Google page speed and A grade on Gtmetrix.

  22. ehoever
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey, never heard of Google Page Speed before. Got a 70, can do better.

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