Help! WordPress Killing the CPU
Help! I’m desperate.
Last week my WordPress site was shut down by my hosting provider for overwhelming the CPU. They’ve reactivated the site, but given me only a few days to find and resolve the problem. They keep pointing to WordPress, and my own troubleshooting reveals that it can only be WordPress.
The site is http://quarkvsindesign.com. As of the 17th, it has been hitting 99% CPU usage on all four processor chips on the server. I don’t have the history prior to that, but I’m told it was hitting high points below 10%. The host’s server logs say the CPU usage is due to /usr/bin/php, but they can’t be any more specific than that.
In troubleshooting, I’ve disabled everything PHP except WordPress Strayhorn 1.5.2.
It’s not a hacked install, and I took the templates down to absolutely barebones in the course of troubleshooting–a solitary index.php and a single.php, no header.php or footer.php even. Traffic didn’t spike on the 17th, and the site’s overall traffic is only about 13% more than the previous month–it’s not enough to cause the CPU time to increase tenfold.
I’m a level-headed and experienced technical troubleshooter (not a programming or network pro, however), but I’m completely lost here. I’ve tried disabling plugins (nothing atypical there anyway), with abosolutely no change. I even rolled the posts published since then back to draft status with no change in CPU usage. Everything but WordPress has been disabled, and the CPU usage is still astronomical.
I would appreciate ANY help on this. Thank you.
- The topic ‘Help! WordPress Killing the CPU’ is closed to new replies.