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Apache Memory usage 80% with new Buddypress site

  • A customer has just uploaded a new buddypress site to my server.

    Whenever the site is activated, my 1gb apache memory usage goes from 2% (20mb) to 65/75% (700mb) and stays there, this is after only 1 person has surfed to the home page. site is not known by anyone so no real traffic.

    I need to find out if this is its normal running load or if there is a problem.

    I have installed WP System Health, however I dont know what to look for in the way of incorrect running.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • yikes! is this normal activity?

    Hi neononcon,

    until this site was drop on my server, the apache memory was only ever 2 – 10%, even with a lot of traffic across the sites. Theres something happening, probably a wonky plugin from what i can gather. going to switch all off then reactivate 1 at a time

    Moderator John James Jacoby


    BuddyPress/bbPress Lead

    BuddyPress is going to put some additional load on your server, but it shouldn’t be anywhere near that high. Chances are there is a rogue plugin on the loose that’s causing this, but it could be server config or even a bug in BuddyPress somewhere that no one has uncovered yet. 🙂

    Do you have access to the error and access logs to see if anything is wrong or missing?

    Hi John,

    I have access to every element of the site and any info from the server as well. Im not WP/BP literate yet, so if you tell me what to get exactly and ill post.

    I deactivated all plugins, and this seemed to drop the load considerably, still cannot pick out a particualar misbehaving plugin.

    I spoke to the web developer that built it, he wasnt much help, he’s blaming the server for not being WP compatible….. made me giggle for a bit.

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