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    I am hosted with I just installed WordPress and am moving my blog that I had on to my own hosting. However, WordPress is running very slowly. Not just some aspects, but almost all of it. It seems to have a 3-4 sec “lag”, when other sites load right up. The other subdomains of my site load just fine.

    This includes clicking around through the dashboard, and viewing the blog, itself. Is there a way to speed this up?

    EDIT: Also, on the bottom of the page (in the dashboard) there is a counter of how long the page took to load. This is usually around 1-1.5 seconds. Although, it takes much longer than this, actually.

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  • It loads fine for me. Under 2 seconds in most cases, using Firefox V2.


    Thank you for your response. I think you were looking at my “in-progress” homepage though, not my blog.

    Here is the link to the temporary blog.

    (It may load faster now, I have been reading around, and added WP-cache)

    UPDATE: I am not entirely sure, but it seems that anything that uses a MySQL database is going slow. (This includes WordPress and PHPBB)

    UPDATE #2: It seems as if WP-cache is helping a bit. However, my dashboard is still very slow. 🙁

    Yes, I was. I’ve had a look at your public site and it still loads ok for me. However, I notice that you seem to have a number of images linked to external sites and when I reload your page with images disabled it’s significantly faster.

    In terms of speeding up your database, maybe it needs tweaking. Have a look at this MySQL query cache article. Searching these forums for “mysql query cache” provides interesting reading as well.


    Thank you for your response. That is a great suggestion about the images, although when I had my blog hosted on, it went plenty fast. You can still view it here: That blog contains the external images also.

    I will try to fix that though, just to get as much speed as possible.

    As far as the MySQL stuff goes, don’t I need to be a root user on the MySQL servers? Since I have shared hosting with 1&1 for both web hosting and the servers, how can I work this? Thanks

    “Since I have shared hosting with 1&1 for both web hosting and the servers, how can I work this?”

    You can’t. That’s one of the “benefits” of shared hosting; you’re at your hosts mercy entirely and if you’re having to share the database with a number of others, you can’t expect optimal performance. At best, you might be able to get some idea of how much they know about databases by asking them (1) how many virtual domains do they host and (2) what cache settings do they have. Although, I doubt you’ll get a reply.

    loads pretty quick for me here…

    Ditto. Zippy!

    Ok, cool! Thanks guys. I added WP-cache, and I think that boosted performance a ton! Since this is a caching mechanism, will things like statcounter still work like they are supposed to? Thank you!

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