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  • Plugin Author businessdirectoryplugin


    Hi spikespiegel,

    First, I hope that you upgraded to 3.0.2 as we have a number of performance improvements in general in 3.0.

    But with that said, performance is limited by a number of environmental factors that are clearly outside of BD’s control, including:

    – Shared vs. Dedicated hosting (Shared = slower, almost always)
    – RAM and CPU allocation to your server for shared hosting
    – Database size
    – PHP settings
    – Caching on your server by plugins (W3TC or WP Super Cache can help things improve)

    Most likely, this would be coming from shared hosting which causes all sorts of problems because of resource constraints. I say that with some fair confidence as it’s probably about 80% of performance issues that get reported are on shared hosting environments. Shared hosting is an awful experience for any WP site in general, but add to that some traffic and a complex plugin like BD, and the net result is what you describe above. Shared hosting does really cruel things like give you 33-66MB of RAM for your entire site (that’s about 20-30x LESS than you have on your own personal computer on average). This makes a huge difference in how your site behaves.

    I generally don’t see 15 sec page loads on any page with my dedicated server hosting. Or my VPS hosting when I have the resources turned up high enough. I recommend at least 128MB of RAM for a WP install with BD at a minimum, but with traffic, you’ll likely need more than that.

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