I’ve got (amongst other things) a blog hosted here on Dreamhost - http://www.flightsimx.co.uk - built on Wordpress, which is hitting the servers pretty badly. I’ve had numerous emails from a very helpful chap at Dreamhost trying to resolve the issue, but I’ve come to a block now.
I’ve done a lot of site optimisation over the past weeks and performance has improved dramatically - site load time is down from around 30 seconds to around 8. Problem is, Dreamhost still maintain I’m using around twice the server “allowance” for this one blog alone and that’s after the optimisation! I’ve tried disabling plug-ins but that doesn’t seem to make any difference (after the initial optimisation).
Anyone got any ideas? I use the OctaGate site timer (http://www.octagate.com/service/SiteTimer/) to measure performance and nothing is jumping out at me as being particularly bad.
I get about 2,500 uniques/5,000 page views a day.