Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:39 PM
I added your domain to a number of tools and as far as I can see, you're on a shared hosting plan/package and on the server your website is located you have 398 other websites using the same resources as yourself.
Shared hosting is not ideal for any website as far as I am concerned. I would recommend you purchase a VPS or dedicated box, this way there will only be your websites on the server and using the servers resource.
I have also added your website to the same service and found that you have 34 websites on the same server, this isn't really high but if any of these sites are using things like forums, large images etc... they could well be the cause of your slow load times.
@rljmedia & @Beryl
There are a number of ways to increase your websites load time and they're:
??? Do not use an insane amount of plug-ins, plug-ins can cause considerably high load times depending on the number of plug-ins installed.
??? Also make sure your plug-ins are all up to date.
??? Google ads/Facebook integration also can slow you website down.
??? Do not use huge image sizes, you can use a plug-in called SmushIt which will reduce your image sizes by a certain percentage.
??? Use a CDN, this will improve your load considerably, one CDN that is cheap and is highly recommend is
??? Use a Caching plug-in such as Wp-SuperCache or W3 Total Cache, remember to read through the documentation and any useful instructions that are on the web. WPBeginner has a useful article on how to set up W3 Total Cache.
??? When it comes to hosting, you most definitely get what you pay for. Shared hosting is by no means ideal for any environment, an example of this was just the other day, a user who's website was loading slow, had over 900 websites on the server his website was on. This is a sign of a bad web host.
??? I would recommend you look into purchasing a VPS/Ded Box, you will not be disappointed, or check the guys over at ZippyKid!
Would it be possible to tell us who is your web host provider please.