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[Resolved] URGENT-Site has crashed, host says it is a WordPress problem

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  • You might what to provide more info about “Site … has crashed”.

    Log files?


    Have you disabled plugins?

    Have you changed to the WordPress Default theme?

    Do you have backups?

    The site was showing a “forbidden” page on the home page as well as the admin page. I contacted the host provider and they are switching my site to a new server for now (due to high CPU usage). But I am concerned that perhaps there are inefficient sql queries within the wordpress core files. Has this been a problem in the past and is there a solution?

    I did disable most of my plugin yesterday when the same thing happened. After a few hours the site came back up and had a loading speed of about 7s. I changed the default theme to Brajeshwar-7 but that was about four weeks ago. No errors or log files that I know of.


    There are untold thousands of WP sites currently running. Don’t you think if this was a problem with WP itself there would be more posts about this?

    Also, if the problem is with WordPress, don’t see how switching to a new server would necessarily solve the problem.

    The reality is that I have a problem with my site and I am using WordPress as the platform. I realize that tons of other sites are using WP as well but I’ve read in several post of inefficient sql queries. I just would like to know whether that is an issue I can resolve. I should not be having these issues since I don’t generate enough traffic. IF someone has something to say that would help me resolve my issue I would certainly appreciate it.

    Try deactivating plugins, one-by-one, to see if one of them is the culprit.

    The SQL queries likely isn’t the issue for CPU overload, but the PHP calls may be. You may want to try something like WP-Super-Cache to help out.

    I had this issue a year or so back when I faced the DIGG effect (pain!) and optimizing my WP install to not make as many PHP calls. Look up digg-proofing WordPress in Google for ideas.

    Thanks for your help MichaelH and Ipstenu

    Why has wordpress.com crashed?

    I am unable to access any of its blogs.



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    Servers fall over sometimes. That’s just part of Life.

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