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Wp is pounding my database server. (8 posts)

  1. wishmaster22
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have shared hosting and I have been running 26 blogs using the wp robot plugin. I also had each blog loaded up with around 20 plugins.

    all was fine until two days ago. My hosting company turned off my sites as it was causing 90% of the load. So I went into each blog and only kept 9 plugins out of the 20. I asked the host to test it again and they said it was still causing a load and they could not host it on shared hosting. I don't have the money at this time for more expensive hosting. I asked them to revert back to an older back up of the databse from 03/08/2010. They said they could not. I am not a guru on WP or hosting, but my theory was that if I cut down on the plugins mainly stats press and went back to the older version of the database; that all should be well.

    When you delete plugins from the the directory side, wouldn't that stop the old tables from being executed since the plugins aren't there to call them?

    I also read that a big problem with wp is the wp-cron.php file calling almost constantly with every visitor.

    Is there a way for me to get these sutomated blogs back up on shared hosting without killing their servers, and what are some good hosting companies that could handle this and would allow it?

    Thanks

  2. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You shouldn't need to go back to any older version of the database. Simply go into your Plugins section and disable the ones you don't want to run any more, then remove them. Once they are removed they will no longer add processing time to your site.

  3. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can also put

    define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true);

    into your wp-config.php file to disable the Cron spawning.

  4. wishmaster22
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I deleted the plugins before I deactivated them, that shouldn't be a big deal; I hope?

    Any suggestions on hosting 20-50 auto blogs?

    Thanks Mrmist.

  5. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No it wouldn't matter.

  6. wishmaster22
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    okay I turned off wp robot on all but 3, apparently it uses alot of resources.

    Do you think that W3 Total Cache plugin or WP super cache would help as well?

    Thanks

  7. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If the complaint is too much CPU then yes caching plugins can help.

  8. wishmaster22
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So If I do this

    You can also put

    define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true);

    into your wp-config.php file to disable the Cron spawning.

    And also use a caching plugin; all I need to do now is have a cronjob run from cron?

    I am wondering how often the cronjob need to be ran?

    Does it only need to run when it needs to use one of the auto content plugins?

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