website takes too long to load

Discussion in 'IT & Internet' started by Ivel, Feb 26, 2017.

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  1. Ivel

    Ivel UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi,
    my WordPress website takes too long to load, 10 - 30 seconds and of course a lot of people don't have the patience to wait and just leave.
    Can anyone suggest what the reason might be and how this can be fixed.

    Thanks
     
    Posted: Feb 26, 2017 By: Ivel Member since: Jul 3, 2014
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  2. sipexa

    sipexa UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Wordpress keeps versions of each edit at the database. If you can clear them, pages can work faster.
     
    Posted: Feb 26, 2017 By: sipexa Member since: Jan 7, 2017
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  3. ryedale

    ryedale Contributor Full Member - Verified Business

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    Hi

    This can be down to a number of different factors such as

    Issues with the host
    Plugin stuck in a loop
    Unoptimised images
    External scripts delaying the load of the site
    Database performance issues

    Do you have a link to the site and I'll take a quick look, and who are you hosting with?
     
    Posted: Feb 26, 2017 By: ryedale Member since: Dec 17, 2013
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  4. sipexa

    sipexa UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    One of the best known plugin for this aim is WP-Optimize.
     
    Posted: Feb 26, 2017 By: sipexa Member since: Jan 7, 2017
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  5. sipexa

    sipexa UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Additionally, according to content of your site, adding compound indexes to posts and postmeta tables, will increase performance so much. Do you have so much posts?
     
    Posted: Feb 26, 2017 By: sipexa Member since: Jan 7, 2017
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  6. Ivel

    Ivel UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi VTS,

    hosting is with 123-reg. I will send you the site link in PM as I am not allowed to post links at the moment.

    Thanks a lot
     
    Posted: Feb 26, 2017 By: Ivel Member since: Jul 3, 2014
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  7. ryedale

    ryedale Contributor Full Member - Verified Business

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    No problem, just having a look
     
    Posted: Feb 26, 2017 By: ryedale Member since: Dec 17, 2013
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  8. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    None of the above will make any difference.

    The site is just horribly build - a whole load of plugins, bootstrap CSS on a cheap $59 theme.

    But I suspect the main problem is the rubbish 123reg hosting - you are sharing a server with 90,000 other websites.
     
    Posted: Feb 26, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  9. ryedale

    ryedale Contributor Full Member - Verified Business

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    It may actually go beyond general 123's usual poor performance in this case as it's simply not responding at all or throwing up a 500

    Having a look on ftp for him.
     
    Posted: Feb 26, 2017 By: ryedale Member since: Dec 17, 2013
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  10. Dan_HiHosting

    Dan_HiHosting UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Yes, you can do all the optimisation you like but if you're hosting on low quality overcrowded hosting like 123-Reg then your site will load slowly.

    Overcrowding is especially bad for modern database driven platforms like WordPress.

    You'll be competing with far too many users for access to the disks (which likely won't even be SSDs, but old fashioned spinning disks), and for a share of CPU resources and RAM.
    It's like cramming a bus load of passengers in a Micra.

    Your website's timing out for me. So it's taking so long it's not even loading.

    The likes of 123-Reg aren't suitable for anything other than hobby websites, and even then you'd be better off going elsewhere.

    Obviously as a web host ourselves it could be argued we'd say this, but 123-Reg and the rest of HEG (Host Europe Group), and their new owners GoDaddy are regularly slated for poor performance.

    If you do a search of the forums and on the web you'll see similar stories.

    This is probably some of the worst I've seen though, so your website is likely to blame as well (possibly plugin bloat, a bad theme and so forth).

    I'd switch to a decent UK web host. They'll be able to advise you on plugins and themes, and best practise for WordPress as well.

    If you have any questions feel free to get in touch,

    Dan
     
    Posted: Feb 26, 2017 By: Dan_HiHosting Member since: Mar 7, 2011
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  11. Schnell Solutions

    Schnell Solutions UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Posted: Feb 27, 2017 By: Schnell Solutions Member since: Apr 22, 2015
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  12. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    The site doesn't do too badly in the insight test. The problem is almost certainly the appalling hosting coupled with poor site configuration.
     
    Posted: Feb 27, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  13. ryedale

    ryedale Contributor Full Member - Verified Business

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    We've moved it onto our servers now and carried out some initial optimisations. Few more tweaks that can be done but it's coming in at under 2 seconds now on Pingdom

    Just shows how bad the 123 servers are!
     
    Posted: Feb 27, 2017 By: ryedale Member since: Dec 17, 2013
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  14. Xtm_Mike

    Xtm_Mike UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I hate these big companies. They suck people in with their massive marketing budgets but the service they offer are shocking, very few people have good things to say about them.
     
    Posted: Feb 27, 2017 By: Xtm_Mike Member since: Dec 10, 2010
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  15. webhostuk

    webhostuk UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    Other things than hosting you can issue you can do to improve WP website speed are optimize images, enable opcache and php-FPM also helps to improve the speed of WP website. But for this your web hosting company should check your website and make necessary changes.
     
    Posted: Feb 28, 2017 By: webhostuk Member since: Jul 26, 2009
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  16. Ivel

    Ivel UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi,
    Thanks everyone for your replies, your help was much appreciated.

    I would like to say huge thanks to Mark from VTS, who managed to move my website to their severs on Sunday and provided me with a very reasonable quote after I was able to see the difference. He also did some other optimisations on the website, which I am not sure what exactly they are as websites are not my strength but I am more than happy with the result, response and the service.

    Once again Thanks Mark!
     
    Posted: Feb 28, 2017 By: Ivel Member since: Jul 3, 2014
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  17. ryedale

    ryedale Contributor Full Member - Verified Business

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    Delighted we could help, I was actually quite surprised that there was no fundamental issue with the site and it really was just down to the poor / non-existent 123-reg performance levels.

    I was expecting to find something else with the site not loading at all.
     
    Posted: Feb 28, 2017 By: ryedale Member since: Dec 17, 2013
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  18. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    If you had read the whole thread you would have noted that the problem was the hosting company. And this has now been sorted.
     
    Posted: Apr 4, 2017 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  19. bigbuzzbelfast

    bigbuzzbelfast UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I would never use Bluehost (bad hosting experience) Slowdaddy (as I like to call them) good for domains terrible for hosting. 123 reg are just an overcrowded joke in my eyes and as for 1&1 (don't use them if you want to keep your sanity again this is my experience others may differ) they still owe me a small fortune which I will never see.

    And last but certainly not least in my eyes the so-called "Fasthosts" I think somebody thought that name with sarcasm in their mind at the time. All based MY hosting experiences over many many years.
     
    Posted: Apr 5, 2017 By: bigbuzzbelfast Member since: Mar 19, 2017
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  20. harshita

    harshita UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Add the following plugins
    1> wp smush for image optimization
    2> W3 Total cache or W3 super cache for caching
    3> Ad expiry date to header in htaccess file
    4> lazyload to images
    5> If possible use any CDN (content delivery network)

    It will reduce your site load time. Tired and tested by me

    Thanks
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2017 By: harshita Member since: Apr 6, 2017
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