Slow loading

Hello! This site is hosted by GoDaddy. It seemed to be running well yesterday and now it’s super slow to load. I updated the PHP version to the latest and also configured Hummingbird but I’m not sure if that takes time to be up and running to full speed? Can someone diagnose this and let me know what I can do? This is currently a staging site but we want to speed it up before launch. Thanks.

  • Nithin
    • Support Wizard

    Hi ADRIENNE,

    Hope you are doing good today. :slight_smile:

    I checked your website, and the Performance test score was 47, and the images seems to be not optimized.

    However, I enabled Smush CDN, under Smush Pro > CDN in the plugin side, which has in turn improved the score, from 47 to 88.

    Once done, I checked the homepage in pingdom test, and I could still notice the server is taking time to establish an initial connection, and that seems to take most of the time.
    https://tools.pingdom.com/#5a44dff7eb800000

    The slow load seems more related to the server side, does the server has enough resources? I could notice 500 error, and 503 error randomly when browsing pages. Could you please check whether increasing the resources to the following values help, or not?

    upload_max_filesize = 128M
    post_max_size = 256M
    memory_limit = 512M
    file_uploads = On
    max_execution_time = 300

    You'll have to get in touch with your hosting provider to make the above changes, and also point out the pingdom results, so that they could see if there is any changes that could be done in the server side.

    Also, you could check our WPMU DEV Host, which offers 3 free sites, which you could make use of, if needed:
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/hosting/

    Regards,
    Nithin

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