I am having issues with a blog running very slow for users and admin. It was just installed with V2.7.1 and the slowness has been there since the beginning.
Admin has trouble posting and often has time outs trying to post. Users loading the site find it slow to load and go between sections as well (though no timeouts). Nothing fancy on the site, pretty basic.
Checking the stats I see many 404 errors on the wp-cron.php.
/wp-cron.php Error Hits - 1864
Checking the log I don't see 404 for wp-cron.php. I do see 200:
[10/Mar/2009:19:06:03 -0400] "HEAD /wp-cron.php?check=a0c83637df909f5418a3d36af5343256 HTTP/1.0" 200 0 "-" "WordPress/abc"
Checking the forum I see others with some issues as well, and I have followed instructions and set permissions to 755, then 777. It still comes up in the stats as 404 and is still slow.
I then edited .htaccess to specify access to cron with:
<Files wp-cron.php> allow from all Satisfy Any </Files>
I can navigate to wp-cron.php and not get an error, just a blank page.
I have replaced wp-cron.php with a fresh downloaded version.
Host is ipower.
Server info is:
Platform Type: Debian
MySQL Version: 5.0.45
Perl Version: 5.8.8
PHP Version: 4.4.8