Support » Plugin: Proxy & VPN Blocker » Resource Heavy

  • dottydirectory


    Hello, how resource heavy is this plugin normally.

    We have a 4GB VPS and it sits at around 1.7GB usage without this plugin enabled.

    After enabling this plugin (which is fantastic by the way) we are maxing out very quickly on our ram usage.

    Really good plugin, it’s just a shame right now we can use it effectively.

    Is this normal behaviour

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  • Plugin Author rickstermuk


    Hi dottydirectory,

    This is not normal behaviour at all, I run this on multiple WordPress sites on a couple of 2GB VPS and it runs perfectly, it uses less than 140KB. I would assume this is an issue with your particular environment or setup but I am unable to diagnose this any further with the information I have.

    Hi rickstermuk, thank you for your response.

    I’m happy to provide access to the site and ftp if it would help diagnosis, over email at [ redacted, don’t post email addresses ]

    Anything from my System Status below that stands out to you? (Taken with GeoDirectory plugin)


    ### WordPress Environment ###
    Home URL:
    Site URL:
    GD Version:
    WP Version: 5.1.1
    WP Multisite: –
    WP Memory Limit: 256 MB
    WP Debug Mode: –
    WP Cron: ✔
    Language: en_GB
    ### Server Environment ###
    Server Info: Apache
    PHP Version: 7.2.11
    PHP Post Max Size: 305 MB
    PHP Time Limit: 60
    PHP Max Input Vars: 5000
    cURL Version: 7.35.0
    SUHOSIN Installed: –
    MySQL Version: 5.7.25
    Max Upload Size: 300 MB
    Default Timezone is UTC: ✔
    fsockopen/cURL: ✔
    SoapClient: ✔
    DOMDocument: ✔
    GZip: ✔
    Multibyte String: ✔
    Remote Post: ✔
    Remote Get: ✔
    ### User platform ###
    Platform: Windows
    Browser name: Chrome
    Browser version: 73.0.3683.103
    User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML
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    ### Settings ###
    API Enabled: ✔
    Max upload file size(in mb): 2
    New listing default status: pending
    Google Maps API KEY: ✔
    Set default location: ✔
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    GD Database Version:
    GD Database Prefix: wp_
    Total Database Size: 182.95MB
    Database Data Size: 153.09MB
    Database Index Size: 29.86MB
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    wp_geodir_attachments: Data: 43.56MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_geodir_business_hours: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_geodir_custom_fields: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_geodir_custom_sort_fields: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_geodir_post_review: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.02MB
    wp_geodir_gd_place_detail: Data: 3.52MB + Index: 0.39MB
    wp_countries: Data: 0.08MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_blogmeta: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.03MB
    wp_blogs: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.03MB
    wp_blog_versions: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.02MB
    wp_commentmeta: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.03MB
    wp_comments: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.08MB
    wp_email_log: Data: 7.52MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_geodir_cp_link_posts: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.02MB
    wp_geodir_custom_advance_search_fields: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_geodir_location_seo: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_geodir_post_locations: Data: 0.28MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_geodir_post_neighbourhood: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_geodir_post_packages: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_geodir_price: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_geodir_pricemeta: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.03MB
    wp_geodir_tabs_layout: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_geodir_term_meta: Data: 2.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_links: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.02MB
    wp_nf3_actions: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_nf3_action_meta: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_nf3_chunks: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_nf3_fields: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_nf3_field_meta: Data: 0.05MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_nf3_forms: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_nf3_form_meta: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_nf3_objects: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_nf3_object_meta: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_nf3_relationships: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_nf3_upgrades: Data: 0.05MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_options: Data: 7.44MB + Index: 0.14MB
    wp_postmeta: Data: 54.58MB + Index: 14.06MB
    wp_posts: Data: 15.47MB + Index: 3.78MB
    wp_registration_log: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.02MB
    wp_revslider_css: Data: 0.13MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_revslider_layer_animations: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_revslider_navigations: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_revslider_sliders: Data: 0.03MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_revslider_slides: Data: 0.28MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_revslider_static_slides: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_signups: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.06MB
    wp_site: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.02MB
    wp_sitemeta: Data: 0.48MB + Index: 0.03MB
    wp_smush_dir_images: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.03MB
    wp_termmeta: Data: 0.20MB + Index: 0.22MB
    wp_terms: Data: 1.52MB + Index: 0.69MB
    wp_term_relationships: Data: 1.52MB + Index: 0.45MB
    wp_term_taxonomy: Data: 1.52MB + Index: 0.61MB
    wp_usermeta: Data: 7.52MB + Index: 8.02MB
    wp_users: Data: 2.52MB + Index: 0.92MB
    wp_uwp_form_extras: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_uwp_form_fields: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_uwp_usermeta: Data: 1.52MB + Index: 0.00MB
    wp_wpinv_subscriptions: Data: 0.02MB + Index: 0.06MB
    wp_yoast_seo_links: Data: 0.14MB + Index: 0.05MB
    wp_yoast_seo_meta: Data: 0.38MB + Index: 0.00MB
    ### Post Type Counts ###
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    avada_portfolio: 110
    custom_css: 1
    gd_place: 4770
    nav_menu_item: 32
    nf_sub: 2
    oembed_cache: 31
    page: 304
    post: 970
    revision: 64
    wpcf7_contact_form: 23
    wpi_invoice: 60
    wpi_item: 2
    ### Security ###
    Secure connection (HTTPS): ✔
    Hide errors from visitors: ✔
    ### Active Plugins (26) ###
    Bulk Delete: by Sudar – 6.0.2
    Contact Form 7: by Takayuki Miyoshi – 5.1.1
    Email Log: by Sudar – 2.3.1
    Export to Text: by Hyped Text – 2.4
    Fusion Builder: by ThemeFusion – 1.9
    Fusion Core: by ThemeFusion – 3.9
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    Mark Wolters – 3.1.5
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    DavidAnderson – 1.16.11
    UsersWP: by AyeCode Ltd – 1.0.23
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    WP Server Stats: by Saumya Majumder – 1.6.5
    WP Super Cache: by Automattic – 1.6.4
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    Location page: #43304 - /location/
    Add listing page: #43302 - /add-listing/
    Search Page: #43412 - /results/
    Terms and Conditions page: #15658 - /terms-and-conditions/
    Archive page: #43305 - /gd-archive/
    Details Page: #43287 - /advert-details/
    ### Theme ###
    Name: Avada Child
    Version: 1.0.0
    Author URL:
    Child Theme: ✔
    Parent Theme Name: Avada
    Parent Theme Version: 5.9
    Parent Theme Author URL:
    GeoDirectory Support: ❌ Not declared
    ### Templates ###
    Overrides: –
    • This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by Jan Dembowski.
    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Side note @dottydirectory Please do not post email addresses and don’t offer to let the author have access to your site. If the author accepted then they would get into some real trouble here.

    Please do not make that offer again.

    @jdembowski Apologies, I didn’t know about that.

    How do I go about giving the author further details to help analyse what could be causing my issue?

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    No worries, you didn’t do anything wrong. You just didn’t know.

    Start easy: install the Health Check plugin.

    It can provide a metric ton of info about your site that may help the author pinpoint if some dependency isn’t right version wise or just missing.

    It’s also has a troubleshooting mode that will let you disabled all plugins and switch your theme to Twenty Nineteen just for your logged in session. That way you can test without impacting any other visitor to your site. That lets you re-enable this plugin, test, re-enable another one, test, etc. And your visitors will still see your fully enabled plugin/theme site.

    *Drinks coffee*

    It’s my favorite feature. 😉

    Now that, is incredibly handy!

    Thanks very much Jan I’ll be using that now and in the future for sure!

    Plugin Author rickstermuk


    @dottydirectory you have WP Super Cache installed

    WP Super Cache: by Automattic – 1.6.4

    Unfortunately at this time the block on specific pages/posts does not work with caching plugins due to the way caching plugins work, they serve a static version of the site pages to visitors and this happens ahead of where the Proxy & VPN Blocker Plugin would be able to interact with the visitor.

    You can experiment with Late Init in some caching plugins, WP Super Cache has this under Advanced in its settings

    I don’t see anything relating to why the resource usage would be high in your system status however.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by rickstermuk.
    • This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by rickstermuk.

    Would that be causing the ram issue?

    Cheers @rickstermuk

    Plugin Author rickstermuk


    @dottydirectory I got a bit mixed up and thought this was relating to another support question that’s open recently about blocking on specific pages. My bad!

    No I don’t think this would cause RAM issues.

    @rickstermuk What information would be helpful from Health Check, there is a lot of information.

    Anything specific such as PHP Values?

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