Performance Test Your Word Press Site

Is your host provider asleep at the wheel? Do you know if your Word Press site is performing? Often with any content management system, the plugins often disrupt the performance of your site without you ever knowing. First Things First. You need to know when your site is up. A great way to know if your site is down, is to make sure you have Automattic‘s Jetpack installed so that you get email and text alerts when your site is down.

The Cloud can be the Wild West

Those who share hosting in the cloud know that there are different versions of the cloud. Some are public, some white labeled, and some private. For example, Go Daddy provides what’s known as C-Panel hosting, and it’s often difficult to figure out the real performance of your site. Big mistake letting Go Daddy go unwatched.

Is Your Site Down

We get the message on our phones that a few of our supported sites were down. After a few tests using Webpagetest.org and a WordPress plugin call P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) we had the data we needed to call our host provider.

During the call the Tech Rep came up with a number of very general reasons why our site was not performing and suggested we go back and take a look at our code. Go figure. Go Daddy is the host provider and we have to find out what’s wrong.

Tools

WordPress Plugins test the performance of the site, the plugins, caching and more. Make sure you click on the two links below and give it a try.

Troubleshooting Common Issues in WordPress

At one host provider they wrote “WordPress® is one of the most commonly used blogging applications. While it’s extremely popular, there are some common issues that you can fix in a matter of minutes.

Here are some common problems and our recommendations.

How about this disclaimer. Here’s how Godaddy.com goes after performance support as a host provider.

“As a courtesy, we provide information about how to use certain third-party products, but we do not endorse or directly support third-party products and we are not responsible for the functions or reliability of such products.”