I have been a word press user for several months and have generally had a very good experience with the software.
Over the last 6 - 8 weeks, I have had increasing performance problems with my site. It can take several minutes to load the site, or to get into the admin function. I am looking for suggestions on what to fix, or how to improve if possible.
I am on version 2.0.
I am using Yahoo as my host. However, this site was set up prior to them becoming an official host, so it was set up through my primary site (as opposed through the Yahoo automatic installation).
The site is used to track the latest information on the avian flu pandemic. It gets a significant amount of traffic (typically ~2,000 hits/day including RSS, etc.). It is also currently very large ~ 1,900 entries and several hundred megabytes of data.
Is this just too large for the supporting technology? or are there other sites as large the continue to perform well?
Yahoo should be a strong host with a very good technology platform. I will contact them as well to see if they have any thoughts.
I am using two tracking tools to track hits - google analytics, plus bsuite. I have tried disabling both of them, but it does not seem to have an impact on performance.
I can also probably reduce the size of the graphics at the top of the page, but it has always had the same format, and it performed well when originally installed.
Here is the link to the site. I love the software, but I am afraid I may be exceeding it's capacity (using MYSQL, etc.). I want to contine to use, but need to find a way to improve performance, because it literally takes several minutes every time you post an entry, choose a different menu item under the administrative functions, or view the site. It can take 60 minutes to maintain the site, when it originally took less than 5.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Here is the site: