Sometimes my WordPress blog works flawlessly and other times it’s so slow it just times out. Once that happens it stays like that for a while. I’ve never been able to accurately calculate how long it’s down but I’d guess 15-45 minutes. I can’t seem to cause it to force the time out – it’s rather random.
I have the most recent version of WordPress installed and always stay up to date with the most recent release and upgrade my plugins.
I have a wimpy PHP memory limit of 32MB but have only hit an all time high of 22MB.
I get so-so ping times. I just averaged 150 ms through an online tool. When my site does load though it loads fine.
I’ve even checked CPU load and it’s coming up at around 0.04%!
Any ideas on what’s causing my WordPress to choke up? I’m on a really cheap shared hosting plan (the kind that’s $30 a year with “unlimited” stuff!). If someone else on the server is using a resource intensive process or sucking up all the available bandwidth could it hinder my site’s performance to the point of temporarily knocking it offline?
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