Sluggish Wordpress site on VPS

vps

#1

Hi all

I recently moved my Wordpress site over from another host back to Dreamhost VPS however I have noticed that it is running really slowly, and I seem to get a lot of notifications to my email via Jetpack telling me that the site is down for between 2 and 20 minutes at a time.

Has anyone else had these problems? and if so it would be great if you could help set me on the right path to turning my flip flop of a site into a fully working fast responding site.

I have even tried using Google page speed insights and every time it gets to about 80% complete while analysing and then gives me the following message “Timeout while fetching the main resource. Ensure that the page loads in a browser and try again.” Yet when I try viewing the site in my browser it is available it just seems to take a long time for each page request

Any help would be appreciated.


#2

Try running your site through a website speed test (tools.pingdom.com) to see if it is trying to load any large resources. Also, check the console (F12) to see if it’s trying to load any non-existent resources.


#3

Thanks Kjodle I will do just that :slight_smile: many thanks


#4

Any update on the VPS issues? Were you able to solve the downtimes and sluggishness you were experiencing?


#5

Partly, I’ve been using tools.pingdom.com and Google pagespeed insights to ascertain what is slowing the loading down but the main thing was the fact that I was using a plugin to display latest instagram posts which was really laggy. removing that improved things immensely


#6

Go to the datacenters page and make sure that all of your services are in the same datacenter, and request a move if they aren’t. All of their SSD hardware is in one location, so sometimes a DC split occurs when someone upgrades to VPS.