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Word Press Blog Really Slow!!

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by billyh7, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. billyh7

    billyh7 Junior Member

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    My blog has been always kind of slow. What can I do to make it a lot faster?
    Is it Wordpress that is slow or my hosting company?

    I host another website with the same company and it runs fast.

    So I think it has something to do with the wordpress blog.

    Please help..
     
  2. trapmuzik

    trapmuzik Junior Member

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    does your other site run mysql? most of the time the problem is with the database since wp depends on php to render the pages from the database. maybe you should try one of the compression plugins or the super cache plugin. If these dont work check the database on your server.
     
  3. businessminder

    businessminder BANNED BANNED

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    Can't look into it further without further details.
    What is the URL of your blog?
    How many plugins do you have installed and activated?
    Is the other website you have running with PHP/MySQL?
     
  4. cool5now

    cool5now Registered Member

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    Two stages to speeding it up which is important because google now uses site speed as a ranking factor. First remove all plugins which aren't 100% essential. Second install a plugin called super cache. That should speed things up.
     
  5. PureMind

    PureMind Regular Member Premium Member

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    I had this weird problem witha wordpress site too.
    It was the theme nearly crashin the site, maybe you should try to change theme too (Cant promise it will help).
     
  6. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    +1 for wp-supercache. Well-known plugin that improves performance. Start there.
     
  7. utkarshpaliwal

    utkarshpaliwal Regular Member

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    You can use WP compression plugin. It will compress the data on your site and the site will load faster! Just give it a shot!
     
  8. Centilboy

    Centilboy Newbie

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    What is the daily hit rate?

    Also I do not think wordpress would be a problem;
    Probably also have problems hosting