Support » Plugin: Live Blogging » [Plugin: Live Blogging] Live blogging plugin crashing apache?

  • heatrazer


    Hey Chris,

    First of all, amazing plugin! I installed it on a fresh copy of wordpress installed on a folder on my webspace and it worked like a charm.

    I do however have another blog that welcomes between 45,000 and 50,000 visits a day. This blog is running on a shared hosting package, and the moment I activated the live blogging plugin my blog stopped working and my hosts informed me that the admin-ajax.php file in WordPress was causing serious server load.

    I really wanted to implement Live blogging to better my users’ experience so I decided to upgrade my package. Just in time a friend offered me a dedicated server to run my blog off, and when I installed wordpress and migrated the database over and activated the live blogging plugin, it crashed apache on that server too (which is a pretty strong server)

    I’m just wondering if you could give me a bit of help here mate. I’ve gone into the live-blogging.js file and increased the call from every 15 seconds to every minute but that still doesn’t stop apache from crashing.

    Please advise as I’m feeling completely lost. I’ve had a considerable amount of downtime and I’d love to get the site back up and running, preferably with your plugin supporting at the forefront

    Thank you

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  • Plugin Author chrisnorthwood


    If you use Meteor, there’ll be no load on Apache at all. The FAQ has some more details.

    Basically, you need to set up a Meteor server, configure the live blogging plugin to connect to it, and then you’ll be all sorted.


    I had the same issue — too much traffic, brought down entire server. Shame.

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