Slow Site (4 posts)

  1. MisterPotatoHead
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I designed my site and had it coded by a PSD to HTML service and it's being hosted on Dreamhost.

    Site had very slow page loads - often 8 to 30+ seconds. Dreamhost is blaming coding company while coding company is blaming the hosting.

    I've got some efficiency issues (demonstrated by poor site grades) and the coding company suggested installing w3-total-cache and wp-minify. These are either "broken" or "not enough data" so haven't tried those yet.

    Dreamhost didn't suggest any detailed solutions but suggested I try their VPS service. I tried that for a few days but improvements were not obvious.

    I'm not a coding expert so am looking for a fairly simple solution... if there is such a thing. Currently my traffic is small since it's a fairly new site.


  2. Grant Mangham
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Your home page loading time is clocking in at 3-4 seconds for me. Not good but not that terrible. Looking at your GTmetrix report, there is no single point of failure - just lots of smaller things, many of which could be remedied with W3TC.

  3. MisterPotatoHead
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, vancoder. W3TC appears to be broken for 3.5.1. Does disabling broken plugins return site to original condition or is there a risk of permanent damage?

  4. Mika Epstein
    DreamHost Rep
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The best thing to do with W3TC problems is delete that plugin entirely and reinstall. It won't hurt your site content :)

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