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Bleuy

Hi All

 

I wonder if you might be able to help me?  A client website is running extremely slowly and access the admin area is uber slow (I can make a cup of tea while it loads!).  I have undertake the following investigations:-

  1. Disabled plugin and replaced individually (although these have a small impact on speed, its not overly onerous)
  2. Reverted back to the Default Wordpress Theme, this improved the speed significantly, so leads me to believe it MIGHT be something to do with the Pagelines configuration (I am using the Base Theme with some customisation).
  3. I have reviewed the forums on here and have installed the WP Super Cache, which has improved the loading speed, but its still taking between 8-10 seconds for the pages to load.
  • My Hosting is with 123-Reg who use PHP5.3.  
  • I am running the latest version of Wordpress & Pagelines
  • My internet speed is reasonable (Ping 8ms, Download 61mbps, Upload 3mbps) 
  • The url is http://www.supportperhour.com

Is there anything else I should be considering?

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Rob    547
Rob

Hi,

 

Did you conduct a traceroute? Test the site via www.pingdom.com?


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Bleuy

No I hadn't, but I have now..... Not really sure how to interpret the results, its a bit alien to me!!!  I'm sure this will make sense to someone!

 

So… Median Load Time is 3.3s (18 pages)

Experience = 60% Satisfied (18 pages)

40% Tolerating (12 pages)

 

Loading States

Network = 0.97s

Backend = 0.90s

Frontend = 2.8s

Desktop = 3.1s

 

Response time report = 2,649ms

 

I also ran it through Yslow and got a score of 76, they advise a score of 80 is the target so I didn't think that was too bad (they suggested a couple of minor tweaks).

 

But the customer is still complaining that it 'is running like a dog' (never did get that expression as dogs always seem to run fast!)

 

Help!

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greenfly    230
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Hello bluey - may i draw your attention to the following topic relating to site speed. http://www.pagelines.com/forum/topic/25369-the-quest-for-speed/

 

This gives a few pointers on things to consider. 


The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 

 

Please do not send me private messages. Occam's razor - The principle states "Keep things simple!"

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Bleuy

Thanks Martin, I had already looked at the article and implemented some of the suggestions, but some of it is completely over my head and on the grounds that when I use the default template the speed is fine, I wanted to throw it out there to see if there were any specific suggestions.

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Rob    547
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Hi,

 

I recommended pingdom.com because the reports will very specifically show you where any slow-downs occur in the report (you have to scroll down to see it).  You'll see, in that report, urls on the left side, telling you quite specifically where a slow-down takes place.  Let us know, please, where those are happening so we can determine the cause.  If you can, screenshot the entire Pingdom.com report and add the images here.

 

Also, run the pingdom test a few times to get different locations around the world. This helps you see how the speed is in New York,  Dallas, Amsterdam and other locations.


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James B    436
James B

Hi there,

 

Looking on your ip address for that site it's showing that there's 999 sites on the same server as your site, which could well be contributing to the slow responses. Looking at your pingdom tools results the problem you seem to have on most of the results is the wait time, which will relate to the host/server. There seems to be a good few seconds on each entry on the wait time from the server.


Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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Bleuy

OK Thanks guys, always helpful as ever :D I've learnt some really useful stuff. I will go back to my provider and see if they can do anything.

 

Have a great weekend all, enjoy the UK sunshine & hopefully a British win at Wimbledon!

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Rob    547
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Great.  Enjoy your weekend.


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Bleuy

Hi Guys, a very miserable experience with my hosting provider, who are recommending that I upgrade (no surprise there).  I really don't see why a simple 10 page, 6 plugin website should have a 18sec load time!   They are blaming Wordpress!!!

 

If you have any additional thoughts, I would greatly appreciate them, before I embark on the annoying process of upgrading!!

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mariosposato    0
mariosposato

I have the same problem with Pagelines.... websites runs very slow even on a VPS.

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Bleuy

OK, well I won't look at that option then until I have explored all others!

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Rob    547
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PageLines is used on tens of thousands of websites.  It doesn't slow down your sites.  The problem is likely something like an outdated plugin, third party information, like advertising, or feeds from other sites.  I recommend you use http://tools.pingdom.com/ to identify where the source of the slowness is, and then address that issue.


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Bleuy

Hey Chaps, after much digging around, forum searching, head banging with my hosting provider, I have a resolution  :D

which was to install the W3 Total Cache plugin.  I had a few issues with it conflicting with some of the Pagelines functionality (sliders, details found elsewhere on this forum), but after a little playing around I found that the optimum set up was to:

 

Select Page Cache

Select Minify (Manual)

Select Browser

 

I didn't bother to Select anything else (well I did but that caused other problems)

 

My pages are now loading within 5 seconds, some faster..... this makes me a very happy bunny and now have my weekend free to enjoy the rare British sunshine.  

 

Mariosposato, I suggest you give it a try - it was a nice poke in the eye to my hosting provider  :sword:  you will find the details here

http://www.webdevdoor.com/wordpress/improve-wordpress-website-page-speed/

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Rob    547
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Bleuy,

 

Have a great weekend. 


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