[wp-hackers] Memory outages and wordpress

Christopher Ross cross at thisismyurl.com
Tue Sep 14 19:07:28 UTC 2010

Recently I discovered that one of my blogs was serving 25,000 pages a day. The site itself was cached but the RSS feed wasn't cached, so the a page with the CPU weight of the homepage was loading 25k times a day ... that was causing massive memory issues.

I offloaded my RSS feeds to Feedburner and forced the redirects in my .htaccess, now my sites are running smoothly.


On 2010-09-14, at 3:27 PM, mailapera wrote:

> After months of memory outages I installed a capcha plugin to reduce
> the spam comment posting. The memory outages disappeared, so I
> inquired my hosting (I have a vps) as I have no clue of what resources
> intensive commenting could take up.
> This was their response
> "Wordpress is fairly resource intensive. You may look into installing
> one of the various caching plugins, and do some research on the term
> wordpress performance optimization"
> I did not know WP was resource intensive, it seems a short hand reply
> to me, if not a BS reply. However I would like some opinion on this
> please. I have about 300 visits per day on the server, and 1G of ram.
> Thanks
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Christopher Ross

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