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Slow site Response time

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    Hi Jason,

    I used Alyeska on my own site…works wonderfully. So we built a site for a client and both the site and WP admin are so slow. Giving us fits! We’ve turned off all plug-in’s and tested without them. Still same thing. Can’t figure out if this is about the theme, our work or the host. Any thoughts about where to look? Thank you!

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    Jason Bobich


    If you’re not using a caching plugin, this can be night and day in the performance of your website. Setting up something like W3 Total Cache along with feeding assets from a CDN like Amazon S3 service (which integrates into W3 Total Cache) is a definite must these days for a snappy running site.

    [edit] I do see that you’re using Super Cache, which is good, too.

    Secondly, keep in mind that pulling in data from a 3rd-party host can slow down your load times and give you varying results. So, for example, pulling a video from YouTube can either be instant or take an extra few seconds. You just never know because this depends on what is happening at their servers at that moment.

    And finally, the seemingly most obvious thing to look at, when all else fails, can be your web hosting. Are you using some sort of inexpensive, shared plan? If so, you may want to consider upgrading there. Keep in mind that if you’re on a generic, cheap shared hosting account, you’re sharing server resources with tons of customers. How much traffic their sites are getting or how much server resources they’re using at any given time can effect your site and how long it takes to load, as well.


    Also, we built this site on where the response time is fast. When we moved it it became like glue.


    Ok, good. We’ll look at this. Love “snappy” site!

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