I've been having a lot of problems with regards to site speed. I've tried everything I can think, including constantly enquiring with my webhost to see if it has to do with anything on their end.
I've tried disabling all plugins to see if something is hogging resources. I've tried caching plugins, different optimising techniques such as Cloudflare. I've tried all of the basic techniques that one would immediately suggest on the wordpress forums and still..
..I just can't seem to get a grip on the problem, and it has been getting progressively worse. My site does pull a fair amount of traffic considering it's just getting going, but I shouldn't think it is too much traffic at this point.
Also, as I have posted elsewhere over the past few months I've started receiving an increasing amount of 505 errors when trying to load a page or when updating a page I sometimes get 404 errors (even though the page does exist). These errors tend to coincide with an extremely slow loading time.
Anyway, I'm at the point now where I am absolutely befuddled.
(Interestingly, while writing this I tested site speed via pingdom: it ran up to 60 seconds the first time(essentially timedout), then 7.6 the second and then 60 again the third. These results seem to affirm the general instability of the site speed).
My webhost says it's not them, and now I am wondering if I should upgrade to VPS. But I don't want to if I don't have to.
Any thoughts, analysis, ideas?
Thanks so much