At the WordPress Cambridge meetup on 10th May 2021 I gave a slightly longer version of the Show & Tell talk I’d prepared for WPChelt in April. “Does my site run slow with this?” reports on attempts to measure WordPress server response, and the plugins used to visualise the results.
These are the slides for the talk.
Last updated:May 11, 2021
An update on my long running endeavour to visualise the effect on server performance of changes to my WordPress websites.
Since 2015 I’ve been developing a routine to compare the effect on server response times of the top 12 WordPress plugins. I’m just about ready to publish some results.
Last updated:February 14, 2021
A couple of days ago I received a message from my hosting company saying my bandwidth usage was 80%.
Yesterday I received the
Error 509 Bandwidth limit exceeded message.
I increased my allowance then tried to track down the cause of the problem.
It turned out that a site had been hotlinking one of my images… stealing bandwidth.
You know who you are. Don’t do it!
Last updated:August 27, 2015
Analysing the performance of your website(s) can take an inordinate amount of time. It often involves many distractions. But at the end of the day, you have to come to some conclusions, which may involve taking some actions. I’m not quite at the conclusion stage yet. But I do have some preliminary results on my comparison of different hosting solutions; Tentahost (original choice) versus WP Engine and SiteGround.
Last updated:May 1, 2016