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  • Resolved funkystudios


    We’ll, I’ve searched all over for the error I’m having with my wordpress installation. A 10 second initial load delay. I load the website once, waiting 10 seconds about, then for the next 5 times I load the page it is fast. Then once again, a slow load. ( I noticed that it is only WordPress too. I installed Drupal (, and it seems to work just fine, with no slow initial load. Help? Please!! I’m considering making the Drupal switch….

    One extra comment: When I type in my domain for the first time in a while, (when I know I’m going to get a slow load) and click refresh immediately after clicking “go” on my browser, it loads without the delay. weird…

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  • esmi


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    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    Deactivating, yes.
    Twenty-Ten Theme, yes.
    Resetting… I’ll try it right now…

    Resetting has not solved the problem either… Thanks for the suggestions though!

    Any others?



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    It could be a server issue. Do you have access to your server’s error logs?

    Yep! I actually run the website from my home server. Any specific thing I should be looking for inside it? If I am looking right, I don’t see any errors when I load it up with the 10 second delay…



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    It sounds like it might be a slow MySQL server response. Have you tried repairing your database?

    Yes indeed.. Repairing, as in using PhpMyAdmin, selecting all the tables and choosing “Repair”. Then yes… As you can see I’ve tried many, many, many suggestions. None working though. Any others though? Thanks!



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    What PHP & MySQL versions are you running?

    PHP: 5.2.10-2ubuntu6.4
    MySql: 5.1.37-1ubuntu5.1

    Heres my PHP info script:

    It could be a DNS issue.

    Well.. Maybe? I have two addresses actually. I made first. I made after that to see if it would help. No change….

    .com domain from GoDaddy, from well

    Anyways, DNS wouldn’t explain why basic HTML pages are fast, while wordpress is slow…. I installed Drupal, and it is fast also… What could it be????

    My pings all time out and the final hops to your front door with tracert all time out, so I’m assuming (perhaps incorrectly) that you are filtering icmp traffic. Any thoughts on whether allowing icmp traffic through to run some network tools may or may not be of any benefit? Maybe some weird relationship issues between icmp and mtu? Hard to imagine it only affecting WordPress, though. Just one more thing to look at or experiment with I suppose, but I’m strictly guessing, mind you. 🙂

    Also of note: everything except the front page at is returning a 404. – permalink issue?

    Thanks for the help! I look into it using tracert and other testing tricks. That is the weirdest part though, it only affects wordpress. Also, yes the 404 error was a permalink issue.

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