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Any idea why my site is slow? Just made it

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Newff, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Newff

    Newff Regular Member

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    I just bought a domain, transferred it to my hosting, installed wordpress, installed the theme I bought and my site is really slow loading and a lot of times won't load. I thought it may be the theme I installed but switched to the TwentyTen theme and it's the same. Would it have anything to the site JUST being set up? Any ideas?
     
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    Try entering your site URL at http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ and see the results. It will show which files have the slowest loading time. From there you can try to diagnose the problems. If many files show long loading times, it could be an issue with your host's server/network configuration.
     
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    It might be your hosting. I'm running a few websites on godaddy on the same hosting plan and I've noticed them get a tad slower.
     
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    Most likely your server.... could be YOUR internet/computer also.
     
  5. mickyfu

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    This tool is bullshit, on two of my sites which this reported to be loading time of 40+ seconds (which was correct), I had some work done like CS Sprites, CDN and other shit, now this tool says they load in 1.4 seconds or something, yet they don't they still hang like fuck before they load up. So the person I paid to do the sites seems to think I am in the wrong just because this shit tool says my sites load in a second when they do not.
     
  6. Newff

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    Load time is 1.28 seconds. It seems like it's even happening when I am going back and forth through like Wordpress dashboard and stuff to customize. I am using a Hostgator Baby Plan.
     
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    All other sites are loading fine. Tried using my girlfriends Macbook also.
     
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    I feel sorry for you, that theme has got more issues than the UK chav population. I use it for one of my sites and had to edit a very lot of the theme, with no help from the developers who had no idea how to fix anything on the theme. Best off switching to something like gonzo.
     
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    Why not try cloudfare? They speed up your site quite well ;)

    PS: Not affiliated with them in any way, just experience ;)
     
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    smurf43 Newbie

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    most likely its your hosting. make sure your site code is validated also.
     
  12. Eagle Eye

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    Never tried cloudflare.....maybe i should
     
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    You should.
    Once I got a site on a very shitty webhost and speed was utterly low even you could get a timeout error. Literally after adding Cloudflare, my site speed went from sth like 20s to 1-2 seconds. Massive speed increase. Maybe it would be faster on the paid solution, still the free one does the job :D
     
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    Yeah, I feel a little ripped off right now. Any suggestions from anyone would be appreciated..
     
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    Anyone like the InReview theme from Elegant Themes for Amazon sites? Any that you like better?
     
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    OP I guess it's slow due to all the free traffic it is getting from this - Thread!
     
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    If you have no clue about editing themes I would ditch it, you will continuously run into problems with this theme.
     
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    Yeah pretty sure I will. Just need to find a better one. I looked at Gonzo, looks nice but not sure it's what I am going for with my site.
     
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    Take a look at your images too. If they are large images ad have not been re-sized to the size displayed, it will affect your load time too.