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  • laurentlanglais


    Hi guys
    I’ve got a site that has been running for a few years now but it has become super slow – so slow that it probably deters any visitors. I am using the latest version of WordPress, Cloudfare, and W3 total cache, my host is Fatcow (that I have found to be bad but anyway).
    The site is

    What’s weird is that I am using the same settings on another site of mine that is rather fast. But the host is not the same however.

    I don’t know if it comes from Cloudfare, the host or something else so I would greatly appreciate your help and some pointers. As it is I am losing business for sure.


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  • WPyogi


    I get this error message when trying that URL:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function phpdefine() in /hermes/waloraweb014/b1583/moo.spacessential/wp-config.php on line 1



    WPyogi, thanks for your post. This happened when I tried to stop the pluging W3 Cache. I have fixed it now…Interesting that it was referring to line 1 of Php: this is what I found on the line 1
    <?phpdefine(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘128M’);

    Once I replaced this by <?php only the site went back online.

    Could this be an indication that the loading time/slow speed is due to a memory limitation (the 128M)?



    <?phpdefine('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '128M'); should have had a space after php.

    This is the amount of memory allocated to PHP. You can read about it in the Codex.

    The site isn’t that slow for me. There’s many factors which come into a sites speed. You possibly partially answered some of your own question when you mentioned your other faster site is not on the same host.



    I am accessing your site from Ireland, and it is really not that slow – I don’t think you are going to get it much faster on your current host. Perhaps you can implement a content delivery network – like MaxCDN or Amazon CloudFront, which may help if your site is accessed frequently enough for the edge nodes to keep the media in their local cache.



    Hi guys

    I appreciate the feedback. I must say that the experience you are having surfing on it is not what it was before I changed this line in the config.php, so it seems to have solve the problem. Prior to that we were talking of nearly a minute to load a page…Glad it seems solved!

    Your site has a server response time of more than 2 seconds, which means it is a matter with your web hosting. Still, as max pointed out, you can easily save some seconds by using a CDN.

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