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  • Hello-

    I am running a WordPress site that gets high but not out-of-control traffic (roughly 10,000 pageviews and 6,000 unique visitors on a typical weekday). My web host recently informed that I’m eating up a lot of server resources, and that PHP is the cause. I’m investigating PHP resoruces too, but was wondering if anyone encountered a problem like this with their WordPress install at this traffic level. When I was informed of the problem, I was running WP 1.5, but I’ve since upgraded to 2.0.2 and the problem has not been resolved. For what it’s worth, I’m running PHP 4.4.2 and Apache 1.3.34 on a shared Linux server (kernel version 2.6.9-34.ELsmp).

    I’m also running a PHPBB install under the same domain, but as the WordPress site gets 90 percent of the domain’s traffic it seems more likely be a problem with WordPress.

    Thanks in advance,

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  • What plugins are you running? WP-Cache, Staticize at the least? This should be the first place you start.


    This recent post may be helpful

    Cypher, I was running neither of these — thanks so much! I’ve installed WP-Cache and we’ll see if that helps.


    Thanks for the pointer febwa … good stuff there.


    it may also depend of who you’re hosting with, and how much cpu you’re allowed to use (if you’re on a shared server that is). I use to use dreamhost for awhile, and after my traffic became about that big I was getting threatened to either get a dedicated server or have my account terminated.
    I ended up switching servers to a vps on and havent had that problem since

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