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  • Group,

    Over the last two days I have been trying to figure out my problem on my own. I am porting over a static blog into WordPress for the first time and this is the first issue I have run into.

    Here is the website address, before I forget;

    I don’t have an exact time when this started happening, it just seems to have begun without ryhme or reason. I have about 650 posts so far, 530 or so of them in one category. I have read this isn’t a huge blog by any means, so hopefully the post amount isn’t an issue.

    These are the things I have tried so far from reading other posts in the forums under “slow” like many moderators suggest.

    I have done a simple upgrade (file replacement) from WP 2.2.1 to 2.2.2

    I disabled the count calculation on the archive posts (thinking maybe it had to do too much work to do those calcs)

    I then disabled the archives altogether, since there are alot of posts dating back from 2004 (thinking maybe too many to list)

    I then disabled my four plugins and checked to see if that helped.

    I then installed WP-Cache to see if that would help

    Then I did a full deleting and reuploading of my WP 2.2.2 install, keeping basically only my config.php and .htaccess files.

    Nothing seems to help. From my hosts end, my website started on a server that was shared with 267 other virtual domains. Then it was switched to a box with only one other website, and then it was switched to a dual xenon box all by itself. Each time it still crashes the server.

    Looking in my log files, this seems to be the problem. I keep getting a looping request for two of my categories, the aforementioned one with 530 posts in it, and one category with around 40 posts in it. Here are the lines;

    [09/Aug/2007:08:46:09 -0400] “GET /wpblog/?cat=63& HTTP/1.0” 200 25446 “-” “WordPress/”

    [09/Aug/2007:08:46:12 -0400] “GET /wpblog/?cat=56& HTTP/1.0” 200 31000 “-” “WordPress/”

    My host says he has worked with me as much as he can, and told me that he has to start putting other websites on this box. He says I have 24-48 hours before it goes offline.

    I am not a programmer, so I need some help. I was going to try other things in other posts, but I have run out of time. I know there are some things I can check with him in how apache might be configed….but I was hoping someone out there might look at this, know right away what it was and help me make a simple change that would save me a lot of headache.

    Thanks so much for the help in advance, and I hope some of you will have some time to figure this out even though it seems to retread a repeated topic of “slow” once again.

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  • Could the problem be a header redirect stuck in a loop? Or a bot that is reading every post in a category?

    Could I have problems with 100’s of repeating requests for these categories if I have any broken image links within the posts?

    I thought briefly, well, even though WordPress doesn’t come with an .htaccess file, maybe it needed one for some reason, and it needed have write permissions of 666.

    But I added that, and that didn’t seem to help either.

    As it appears right now, it looks like a completely fresh install, and reimporting all of my data and posts had fixed my server load error.

    As of right now, I suspect bad character breaks and other characters as the culprit, upon import I have a ton of strange characters in my spaces.

    I will keep this topic open until I know for sure, hopefully by the end of the weekend.

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