I have slow websites here on DH. This is an example: http://www.bitsbox.com/testwpspeed/
It’s a test Wordpress blog I have installed to show the very slow page load times even on a new, clean WP install.
I have seen other DH sites that are quicker.
My last times for my test site http://www.bitsbox.com/testwpspeed/ were 19 seconds first hit, then 16 on next page load.
What times do you get please?
Any suggestions? I really dont know what to do next.
I am posting here to see if I can get some help, assistance or just a simple check from you guys reading this.
I am talking to support about my VERY slow page load times at all of my domains. They are very helpful when I actually get a response but the wait times (sometimes more than 48 hours) are making this a bit hard to solve.
I have a couple of wordpress sites hosted here at DH. Both moved from my old host, they are both a great deal slower here. Now, I dont expect miracles on a shared server but there is clearly something wrong when a page takes 10-30 seconds to load.
I have found several other WP blogs (from these forums) that are clearly much faster than mine an example is http://bdotson.us/
One of my sites is bigger with more posts than the comparison site so I created a test WP install at http://www.bitsbox.com/testwpspeed/ and the load times are nothing short of pathetic (I have just loaded the home page in 27 secs).
I have tried the wp-cache plugin but it makes no difference to first page load times and certainly doesnt help with dynamic pages. Also, it’s no good if a user posts a comment and has to wait 25 seconds for the page to reload, they will leave, as would I.
Pings are fair, I’m in the UK and get <180ms to DH servers. (remember I get fab times to other DH sites). I have tried from 2 ISP accounts and both are slow.
I have read about traceroutes helping but I dont see how I can have bad latency if other DH sites work much faster??
Can I ask for your help, what next?
What times are you lot getting at that test site?