[resolved] Urgent: My website consumes 100% CPU and I can not find out what is going wrong (4 posts)

  1. jnpi
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello, forum!

    My case is rather urgent due to pressure from my hosting company.

    I have recently tested my website loading time with pingdom and to my surprise I found out that something goes terribly wrong. Most of times waiting time consumes 1/2 - 2/3 of total page load. In the sample URL (http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/JyyRTtw9l/http://altclass.com) you can see by yourself that 3.2s out of the 4.56s required for loading my website was consumed as waiting time.

    I decided to contact my hosting company and inform them of my issue. They checked their server and claimed that problem occurs only with my account since my website consumes 100% of available CPU. They also warned me that if this persists then my account will be suspended.

    In an attempt to help me solve the problem they suggested the following steps:

    a. Reduce the number of posts on the front page of my blog
    ----- As you can see that is not a problem for my front page as it is kept as simple as possible without any images attached -----

    b. Install anti-spam plugins in order to prevent spam-bot from creating load on the server.
    ----- I already run the free version of Anti-Splog -----

    c. Optimize my WordPress database.
    ----- I have done so through my cPanle tool phpMyAdmin -----

    d. Install a caching plugin such as WP-Cache or WP Super Cache.
    ----- I am not sure, but after having checked the W3 Total Cache plugin, I found out that no such plugin should be used until site development is completed - maybe referring only to css? My site is still under construction. -----

    e. Decrease the number of external and internal links on my pages and leave only the most important ones.
    ----- You can check it out, but I believe that links on my pages are not that many. It is hard to believe that is the base of my problem. -----

    Lastly, they have insisted that I have to address this problem to WordPress so that experts check my website and find out what is going wrong in my case.

    I am using WP-Multisite, BuddyPress, s2Member and bbPress to ensure compatibility. I have never placed a hand on parent files, other than wp-config.php to enable subdomains and debug-mode. Instead I have created a child theme which I have testes with W3 XHTML validator (still 4 errors that I do not know how to fix) and Theme-Check plugin (everything looks fine).

    Can someone please help me with this case? I can not afford getting my hosting account suspended and I am not sure if my hosting company is speaking truth or they are taking advantage of my inexperience.

    My website is


    Thank you in advance for any support. I have faith on this forum, but I shall also let BuddyPress know of my issue. I am not sure how I should proceed...

  2. jnpi
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Deactivate all plugins and use the Twenty Eleven theme.

  4. jnpi
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Done so and this is what I've got from pingdom.


    Waiting time is 730ms out of 930 ms needed to load my page.

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