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My website is taking too long to load

It can happen that your site is slow. The slowness of a site can be subjective and there is a difference between a very slow site caused by a long TTFB and a slow site because of the loading of the resources (images, css and javascript).

Here are different scenarios and how to improve the speed of your site:

1. Your site is very slow (10+ seconds)

You have only installed WP-Script products

This is surely the TTFB that is involved. This means that the server takes a long time to interpret the PHP and render it on the browser. In this case, it is a firewall setting of your server that prevents one of our products from accessing our API. It is then necessary to contact your host to check the setting of your part-fire.

You have installed WordFence?

Just try to enable WordFence learning mode. WordFence can block some access to our site, preventing our products to work. Setting up learning mode will allow access to our site and make our products to work properly.

You have installed Litespeed cache plugin?

We have feedbacks on performance issues with Litespeed Cache plugin.

You can try switching to the WP Super Cache plugin instead to see your server resources drop drastically.

You have installed any other 3rd party plugins?

Try to deactivate each of one to find out which one is slowing down your site.

2. Your site is slow but not that much

1. Check Your Hosting Provider:

Your web hosting provider plays a crucial role in website speed. Ensure that your hosting plan provides adequate resources for your site's traffic. If you're on shared hosting, consider upgrading to a more powerful plan or a dedicated server.

2. Test Your Internet Connection:

Sometimes, slow loading is due to your own internet connection. Test your site's loading speed on different devices and internet connections to rule this out.

3. Check for Server Outages:

There might be server outages or downtime from your hosting provider. Check their status page for any ongoing issues.

4. Optimize Website Content:

Optimize your website's content, including images, scripts, and database queries. Compress and resize images, use caching, and minimize unnecessary scripts.

5. Use Content Delivery Network (CDN):

A CDN can distribute your website's content across multiple servers globally, improving loading times for visitors in different regions.

5. Plugin and Theme Optimization:

Disable or remove unnecessary plugins and themes. Some plugins can slow down your site, especially if they are poorly coded or outdated.

7. Database Optimization:

Regularly optimize your database to remove unnecessary data and improve query performance. You can use plugins like WP-Optimize or run SQL queries to clean up the database.

8. WordPress Updates:

Ensure that your WordPress core, themes, and plugins are up to date. Developers often release updates that include performance improvements.

9. Monitor Error Logs:

Check your server's error logs and the logs provided by your hosting provider for any specific errors or issues that might be causing slow loading times.

10. Security Scans:

Perform a security scan to check for malware or malicious activity that could slow down your website. Some security plugins can help with this.

11. Isolate the Issue:

If the problem persists, try to isolate the issue by deactivating plugins and switching to a default theme to see if the speed improves. This can help identify if a specific plugin or theme is the cause.

12. Reach Out to Hosting Support:

If you're still experiencing issues, contact your hosting provider's support. They can conduct server-side diagnostics to identify and resolve the problem.

It's important to approach this issue systematically, as there can be multiple factors contributing to slow loading or timeouts. Start with the basics, optimize your website, and consult with your hosting provider if needed. Regular monitoring and maintenance can help ensure your website performs well.

In the rest of the cases, the problem can come from many different factors. We recommend that you read this great article about WordPress site slow response time: 9 Reasons Your WordPress Site Has Slow Response Time