Website crashing - is it Wordpress, my site, or the host?
October 10, 2012 2:12 PM Subscribe
Wordpress site crashing throughout the day. Webhost says I need to upgrade to dedicated server... is there another option?
posted by Unsomnambulist to computers & internet (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My site is here: creepyla.com/blog
Traffic wise, I've been getting 3000 visits on average lately.
According to my webhost, my site," was hitting the peak ram (memory) setting of 512 MB 2,462,767 times in a 24 hour period. Yes, you read that right. Over 2 MILLION times... A normal website will never hit the 512 MB. Currently the memory limit is set to 1 GB, which for a shared hosting environment is extremely high. In the past 24 hours, your website has exceeded the memory limit 634,287 times..."
He blames this on Wordpress being a resource hog, and offers either deleting all my content or upgrading to a $70/month dedicated server as the options. (currently paying $10/month).
Does this sound about right?
More importantly... is there anything I can do to my site to reduce the resources used that are causing it to crash?