My wife’s wordpress site has been slow and drops offline for sometime now. When it happens, I email Dreamhost and they always come back (very patiently) and tell me I have a plugin running that is consuming resources to the point that my allotted memory is totally consumed and eventually killed.
I was asked to turn on WP Super Cache and yesterday I removed the offending plugin that was consuming all my resources for a new one and it is still acting slow/unresponsive.
I have two questions:
My wife’s website has roughly 15 to 30 (sometimes maybe 50) concurrent users at any given time of day. Is a shared server solution going to work for her website or do I need to upgrade her?
How do I access the logs on the web servers? I can SSH to it, but I’m a .Net-Windows guy (software engineer by trade), not a Linux-LAMP guy, so while technical, I’m completely out of my element and have no idea how to go about anything once I am on the CLI in Linux.
I’d like to not bother the staff if I can see why the site is slow and what plugin is killing the site.