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  • Resolved MrMyles


    Evening all.

    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

    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

    Any suggestions?

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  • Im having the same issue !
    And it looks that nobody has answer to it !

    My host ( mediatemple ) told me that there is script that is calling wp-cron.php to this path ‘/var/www/html/’. Its is the wrong path, the path should be : /var/www/vhosts/””/httpdocs/wp-cron.php

    Where can I change the incorrect path ?

    Would LOVE some help on this..

    Anyone ?

    Any luck, cyana? I’m also with mt, on their dv plan, and it looks like I’m having this same issue.

    To anyone else who is running into this problem:

    My issue was with my local hosts file (at etc/hosts). I’m not completely clear on the details, as hosting support fixed it for me, but apparently a misconfiguration int he file was causing calls from my server to loop back on themselves, and not retrieve the proper content. I originally discovered the issue because I couldnt get any content returned using curl or file_get_contents() from my own server.

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