Support » Plugins and Hacks » [Plugin: DB Cache Reloaded] An interesting discovery in relation to CPU utilisation

  • I have something very interesting to report to current and potential users of DB Cache Reloaded.

    My host (Bluehost) recently implemented CPU throttling which basically means when you go over your CPU cycles quota your account gets throttled – meaning no CPU for an alloted amount of time.

    I have been busy the past few weeks at trying to address this as I was getting an average of between 3000 and 4000 throttled seconds per day. A whole hour every 24 hour slot! Part of the exercise has been to identify CPU hungry plugins and several home grown functions. I got rid of around 10 plugins and although CPU throttling decreased slightly – it still remained high (between 2500 and 3500 secs per day).

    Up until a couple of days ago I was running WP Super Cache and still experiencing the CPU throttling as described above. For a day or so I ran WP Super Cache side by side with DB Cache Reloaded with no impact on CPU throttling.

    The good news I have to report is: I now have DB Cache Reloaded running without any other caching plugins together with PHP enabled compression and guess what? My account has not been throttled once since – that is not one CPU second throttled in the past 24 hours! (Ever since running DB Cache Reloaded a la solo).


    I’m a happy customer and recommend this plugin for caching above all others.


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  • Thanks for sharing this, it is a great information!


    Credit needs to be given when credit is due. I think you’ve done an excellent job to date and hope that you continue to evolve the plugin.


    I think you should change that shitty hosting 🙂


    As far as I’m concerned all shared hosting is shitty. I can’t see how it can be any other way. At the end of the day one shares a server and other resources with 100’s perhaps 1000’s of other users. One gets what one pays for – shared hosting is relatively cheap but will always come at a price.

    Point me towards a shared hosting solution that is reasonably priced and performs well all of the time and I’ll buy you a beer (or two).


    False alarm about the zero CPU throttling.

    Interesting, around the same time I enabled DB Cache Reloaded a la solo (together with compression) – CPU throttling went down to zero for 24 hours and then all of a sudden it went bezerk again. No changes at my end.

    Not sure what to make of this. Perhaps the 30 odd plugins that I run plus a myriad of home grown functions is just way too much.


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