Website is really slow

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Hi!

I recently bought a new website on WF and that guy did all the setup of it. That guy run off but I have a problem what's bothering me: website speed! It takes up to 5-6 seconds (if not longer). It's even slow in the admin part of wordpress so not only the website itself. It's hosted at godaddy and I got a few plugins like tubepress, wp policies, wp super cache, xml-sitemap, share and follow, authority links maximizer, reviewazon pro and the theme is thesis 1.8.4.

Any idea or if you think you can fix it let me know and I will send you the link.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author cra16
    Try adding these:

    Use Google Libraries
    Allows your site to use common javascript libraries from Google's AJAX Libraries CDN, rather than from WordPress's own copies.

    WP-Optimize
    This plugin helps you to keep your database clean by removing post revisions and spams in a blaze. allows you to rename your admin name also. Additionally it allows you to run optimize command on your wordpress core tables (use with caution).

    WP Smush.it
    Reduce image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress.

    Also. Delete any plugins you are not using.

    This has nothing to do with speed but I would also recommend you use wordpress SEO by Yoast. I used to use the all in one SEO and worked great but this one has so many better features and since using it my sites has got a lot more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author pauluskramer
    I installed those plug ins but according to WebPagetest .org my page is even slower although the wordpress panel seems to be a bit faster but not great. Could it be godaddy or the theme thesis?

    I just see at the new google pagespeed ihsights tool it might got something to do with thumb.php ... ? Any idea?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
      Originally Posted by pauluskramer View Post

      I installed those plug ins but according to WebPagetest .org my page is even slower although the wordpress panel seems to be a bit faster but not great. Could it be godaddy or the theme thesis?

      I just see at the new google pagespeed ihsights tool it might got something to do with thumb.php ... ? Any idea?
      Disable all plugins first, then run a bare Wordpress site. Also, try switching the theme to the default. If it just loads and loads without anything running on it, sounds like a choked sql server.
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  • Profile picture of the author pauluskramer
    Even with all the plugins disabled (besides contact form or so) it's still running slow. I also tried the theme twenty eleven but no improvements. I try to contact godaddy about this...

    Thanks for helping!
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  • Profile picture of the author cra16
    What is your url? Also is it just running really slow or have you been encountering any errors like '500 Internal Server' etc..
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  • Profile picture of the author pauluskramer
    At rajivkumar900, Kingfish85, cra16

    I can't pm but send me an email at paulushooijmans @ gmail com so I could reply with my url

    I appreciate all the help
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    • Profile picture of the author massiveappeal
      Have you heard of Cloudflare? Try out the free service, my website has definitely increased in load times.
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      • Profile picture of the author pauluskramer
        Originally Posted by massiveappeal View Post

        Have you heard of Cloudflare? Try out the free service, my website has definitely increased in load times.
        ey massiveappeal,

        i just registered and changed my nameservers, hopefully good news after the nameservers are updated
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  • Profile picture of the author cra16
    It may not all be down to your site. Have you had a reply back from godaddy yet?

    My site was acting up a bit, so I installed 'P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)' to see if it was because of any of my plugins. But everything seemed ok so I sent them a message letting them know and they said that they where having problems and every thing should hopefully be fixed soon (they couldn't say when though).
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    • Profile picture of the author pauluskramer
      Originally Posted by cra16 View Post

      It may not all be down to your site. Have you had a reply back from godaddy yet?

      My site was acting up a bit, so I installed 'P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)' to see if it was because of any of my plugins. But everything seemed ok so I sent them a message letting them know and they said that they where having problems and every thing should hopefully be fixed soon (they couldn't say when though).
      no not yet unfortunately
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  • Profile picture of the author cucat
    Hi pm me, maybe I can help you. Do you have shell access to your hosting?
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  • Profile picture of the author GunjanM
    Pls check the warring and errors through firebug consloe and try to removes these waring and bugs
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  • Profile picture of the author mediabay
    If no plugin is enable and running standard theme, it's your hosting issue.
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  • Profile picture of the author soniamit
    same issue for my website.

    our web hosting company find some redirect code in my website that why loading time more. please cross check with your web-hosting.

    may be some bad code inside .
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  • Profile picture of the author fghaegele
    When I was in your situation a few years ago, I took my slow site to my to the cloud, via Rackspace, and built my own dedicated server. It cost about 40 bucks a month, and took 2 months to grok a few concepts... but it was worth it. I was able to install APC -- a godsend--and it sped up the page load times to less than 1 second.


    Wordpress, like the rest of the CMS's out there, use a tremendous amount of resources to display a single page. If you are on a shared server, it will allocate only a certain amount of resources to run the script. There is no way around this, and VPS's are much much worse-- been there, done that. If you are on a tight budget and keep it on a shared server, the best you can do is install yet another plugin called WP Super Cache, enable it, and hope for the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rotwic
    You can try clearing the cache. There is a plugin that speeds up your wordpress site also. Cant recall the name. A simple google search would be sufficient.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanTe 0101
    yep, use cloudflare as said it hosts a few things on it and speeds us the loading process of few elements such as images, etc

    also there might be problem with your current hosting porvider...
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  • Profile picture of the author DanTe 0101
    yep, use cloudflare as said it hosts a few things on it and speeds us the loading process of few elements such as images, etc

    also there might be problem with your current hosting porvider...
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  • Profile picture of the author tarfandkhaneh
    for WordPress users, I think the plugin: "W3 Total Cache" is very nice and I'm using it on my website at moment...
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  • Profile picture of the author Danish01
    could you please post your Url because without seeing your website i don't thinks so anyone can tell you exactly what you do..?
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  • Profile picture of the author rackspace
    use cloudflare.com
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  • Profile picture of the author danilion55
    Have you tried MaxCDN or cloudflare both services will surely double your site loading speed
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  • Profile picture of the author lordspace
    I think it is a plugin issue.

    Deactivate all plugins and see if your website starts loading faster.
    if no -----> hosting issue.
    if yes try activating plugins one by one and test the site speed again.
    That way you'll find what plugin is causing the slowness.
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    Are you using WordPress? Have you tried qSandbox yet?

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  • Profile picture of the author pauluskramer
    i deactivated all the plugins but not that much of a change.

    ive been told to use Cloudflare which i did and after a couple days my load time went back from 6-12 sec to 2,5 sec.

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  • Profile picture of the author locke815
    You may want to check with your hosting provider with this matter.
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