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    (@stevepett) has just over 300 pages and a database size of 102.6mb so the site is slow and it won’t allow me to add pages or export the database. It is an old database which has a limit of 100 mb, but surely that should be more than adequatre for a single WP install?

    wp_options is 54.2mb
    wp_wfHoover 28.3 mb
    wp_postmeta 2.7mb
    wp_posts 2.1mb
    wp_direction_logs 5.5.mb
    wp_wfHits 3.2 mb

    I am seriously non techie so please keep the replies simple – so far 1and1 have totally failed to understand the issue!

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    The wp_direction_logs table can safely be emptied, this is just logs of 404 errors

    Not sure what wp_wfHoover is? I would guess one of the plugins… Can you view the table and say what is in there?

    Your wp_options table is probably that size due to the amount of plugins. I wouldn’t advise touching that table though.

    Do you absolutely require all of the plugins? I know I used to collect a few and then realise I don’t actually need them.

    First page of wp_Hoover:

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    	 	 	14	sitemap.xml	/	��2�
    	 	 	15	sitemap.xml	/testimonials/london-probate-client/	?��
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    I clicked empty in the wp_direction_logs but it didn’t seem to change the size.
    Do I need to click all the boxes before doing that?


    Do you have a plugin called wordfence?

    This seems to be an issue that I have found regarding “live scanning”.
    Basically that table is just filling up with live scans of site regarding Google Safe Browsing list – Not 100% sure for what reason though.

    The moderator is saying that the table can safely be cleared out. But I would look into this in more detail first.

    Do you use phpmyadmin?

    Wordfence is not a plugin I have tried (as far as I can remember!)

    PHPMYADMIN – I can use as long as I am told exactly what to do!!!!

    Thanks everyone so far.


    I have managed to move the database elsewhere and that seems to have worked.


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