WordPress must better protect its ground!

  1. eitanc


    It is both an idea and a kvetch...

    My hosting account was now just restricted and access to all my WP sites is blocked.

    The hosting company is saying it is *probably* because of a WP plugin, but they don't have any tools or way to tell me exactly what is wrong, so I cannot disable/delete the offending script/plugin!
    I'm helpless!

    As WP is the "hosting" application for the plugins, it must have a way to control its "guest" plugins - monitor, log, alert (email) and restrict and/or block misbehaving plugins, on CPU load and memory load (and possibly file system usage, but it is less of an issue these days).

    It is not logical that we will reach a state when one plugin is taking down a complete hosting account.

    Adding content features is nice but there should be better foundations.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    The problem is CPU load, memory and file system are all limited by your host, not WP. Your host should have better alerts for that to tell you when you're getting close.

    You can use http://wordpress.org/plugins/p3-profiler/ to tyr and see what's causing the problems.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  3. eitanc

    Thanks Mika for pointing to that plugin, looks very promising and I will try it.

    I guess the hosting company, in shared hosting (as I use), is limiting every guest account to specific amount of these resources types, and I have reached my own limits.

    I agree they should have better troubleshooting tools to point me to the misbehaving process/script/plugin - but... we cannot rely on them.

    WP is the initial "hosting" platform for the plugins, hence it is its responsibility to control the resources its sub-components, hence plugins, behave well, and if not - to either limit them or disable them when a certain threshold is met.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  4. Just ran into the same issue with my web hosting provider.

    Thanks to the P3 plugin I was able to identify the plugin which caused the problem.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  5. red.green.blue

    Can @Ipstenu confirm that the P3 Profiler actually assesses the effect plug-ins have on load time for site visitors? I have often wondered whether the stats it reports are actually for the back-end and Administrator users.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  6. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    I believe it assesses the actual load right then and there, and not as admin/editor, though if it's slow for admins, it'll be slow for users :)

    Admins tend to get the slowest part of things.

    Posted: 1 year ago #

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