Really Slow Wordpress Site


I’ve been having some really slow loading times with my Wordpress install, and I was hoping someone could help me figure out the source of the problem.

My site ( averages ~8sec loading times (
and I’ve been trying to get it into the 2second range.

I’ve installed Cloudflare + Railgun, Wp super cache, DB Cache reloaded, to no avail. I’ve also tried different combinations of other caching programs, and mod_pagespeed, again to no avail.

I’ve enabled gzip compression, compressed and optimized all images (other than the background for now) and have even tried agressive caching.

Though, my site still takes way too long to load. It sits at a white browser window for 7 seconds before it even begins to load.

Also, for what it’s worth, My other domains running barebones WP or Zencart have equally slow loading times.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions for me? I can’t seem to get this fixed :confused:

Thanks in advance!


I’d be happy to investigate the issues with your sites slowness.
If you could submit a ticket here:

Once the ticket has been submitted, either email me the ticket number or post it here.

Justin H
DreamHost Staff

Unfortunately, I’ve submitted a support ticket for this issue, and support simply told me that it’s not on their end, and to optimize my site by using cache. (which is already done).

I’m not sure what else to do, really…As you see on the link above, my grades are all very good.

Could this be an issue with me being on a heavy trafficked server?

EDIT: Oh, and my tracking # is: 5648316

Your site is blindingly fast for me. Looking at page source, I don’t actually see any caching output.

I have a caching script, though I also set Cloudflare to minify HTML output, so it removes all HTML comments in the process.

I got an email from DH Support informing me they moved me over to a different server, and so far, my performance has been considerably improved.