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[Plugin: All in One SEO Pack] AIOSEOP high memory usage

  • I have AIOSEOP installed on WordPress 3.2.1 and PHP 5.3.5. My hosting provider, DreamHost, recently emailed me to say that my sites are consuming too many resources, especially memory. I asked what they thought might be causing this strain. The response:

    "Looking at your sites, you have a good amount of them which have all-in-one-seo-pack which is know to cause issues with high usage."

    If this is true, is there a way to optimize AIOSEOP to minimize the drain it causes?


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  • marioxpl


    Plugin Author Michael Torbert


    Dreamhost is wrong and is basing it on anecdotal evidence. Empirical research and testing has proven All in One SEO Pack to not put a heavy load on a server.

    You could try using a caching plugin like WP Super Cache. You may also want to consider using a better host that doesn’t have known performance issues.

    Thanks, Michael. At DH’s recommendation, I’ve installed W3 Total Cache on my most popular blogs, even though Jetpack reports only 100 pageviews/day/blog. Despite that step, I’m still getting notices from DH about resource usage.

    Plugin Author Michael Torbert


    There is absolutely no evidence to support Dreamhost’s claim that AIOSEOP is a resource hog. They’ve been saying this for ages, and are the only host to do so. There are several big hosting companies that actually use it on their own blog. A Red Hat engineer did numerous tests to check for any possible evidence of AIOSEOP causing server issues, and all results were that it is very easy on the server.

    Most likely, it’s either a theme issue, another plugin, or a hosting issue. Possibly a combination.
    What is your theme and what other plugins are you using?

    Thanks, Michael. I believed you the first time. 🙂 I have more than a dozen blogs, each with different themes and plugins. It’ll take me awhile to determine what the constants are among them all.

    I thought I’d resolved any memory constraints via this thread, and indeed, any slowness or errors I used to experience are gone:


    But I’m still getting reports from DreamHost about using too much memory, even though my resource usage graph displays an average of around 20 MB, and I have 885 MB allocated:

    Your DreamHost VPS has just exceeded the memory allocation that you’ve established. If left unchecked that behavior could begin to negatively impact the VPS services of every other customer on your server.

    As a result we’ve had to reboot your VPS, effectively restarting your virtual machine. You may experience several minutes of downtime while your services come back online.

    Based on the usage pattern that we’ve seen today, it’s clear that you’d be best served by either working to reduce your memory footprint or simply increasing the amount of memory available to your VPS.

    Plugin Author Michael Torbert


    I’ve heard nothing but problems from DreamHost users for years about their server performance and incompetent technical support staff. You may want to try a better hosting company like VPS.net.

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