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gmoney68

My site (http://www.gardenposts.co.uk) is taking too long to load when running PlatformBase theme. The site is hosted on a shared Linux server at 123-reg. The site is relatively new so not overly content heavey and I have optimised tables via phpMyAdmin. I currently run PlatformBase theme. I get a Google Speed Test of 56 using my PlatformBase theme. On average the first page takes 7-10 seconds to load. I get a score of 83 when using Twenty Eleven theme and the page loads immediately. I presume this would not be expected when running Base? The only changes I have made to the Base CSS are negligible and I have tried removing them, but it make no difference. Any ideas greatfully received.

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Kate
You could contact your hosting company to ask them which processes are eating up the most resources...

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Danny
Hi, I have just loaded your site instantly, infact it loads incredibly fast. I did a few checks for you and you have a Yslow Grade B which is pretty good and on Pingdom your site loaded in 2.8secs which is quite fast. http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/?url=www.gardenposts.co.uk//&id=5762124 It could be your connection to your site, you could try doing a tracert to your site to see if it is your ISP? http://www.mediacollege.com/internet/troubleshooter/traceroute.html or http://tools.pingdom.com/ping/?target=gardenposts.co.uk&o=2&id=5762179

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gmoney68
Danny Thank you. That is a lot faster than I was expecting. It is interesting that Google Speed Test still only gives it 56/100 compared to 83/100 when running a different theme.

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gmoney68
I am still somewhat at a loss, as the page still takes ages to load for me wherever I try it and the Google Speed Test Results remain unchanged. If I change the theme to Twenty Eleven that page loads really quick, but on PageformBase its slow.

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Danny
Hi Gmoney, When you say it loads slow, are you talking about the acutal load time of the page loading when the theme is active or are you going off what Google spped test is saying ?

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gmoney68
Hi Danny Both. For me the page take 8 - 10 seconds to load whether I try at home or at work.

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Danny
Well, I'm not sure what else I can say, as the page loads super fast for me. Did you do as Kate suggested and contact your host and if so what did they say.

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gmoney68
Hi Danny All I get is a standard response of: "Our engineers are aware of a current intermittent issue with Database driven websites on our shared hosting packages and they are currently upgrading the platform to prevent this issue in future, however I cannot give an exact timeframe for these upgrades to complete I'm afraid. We apologise for the current slowdown you are experiencing and I must stress our engineers are aware and are currently working on correcting for all customers, as this issue is in no way specific to yourself. In the meantime implementing the database optimisation techniques as found on the following links should help your website load speeds: http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2005/04/06/optimize-your-database/ http://myblogs.mikeb.info/index.php/component/content/article/461"

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Simon
Try wordpress super cache.

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gmoney68
Thanks Pross. Thats really speeded things up!

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