HostMonster Web Hosting Help

Wordpress Plugins to increase Performance.

Problem:

My Wordpress site is slow or seems down.

Solution:

Occasionally when your site gets a large number of simultaneous visitors the site could appear down due to the overwhelming number of php processes running on the server.

The best way to combat this is to install a caching plugin Caching plugins will create static html files with identical information and allows simple html pages to be served faster with less load on the server.

Two very popular caching plugins are W3 Total Cache, and WP Super Cache.

1. Please log into your personal install of Wordpress.
2. Click on the Plugin Tabs Add New.
3. Then type the plugin name WP Super Cache or W3 Total.
4. Click on Install chosen Plugin and then Activate the Plugin.
5. Each plugin will need to be configured. For WP Super Cache visit Settings WP Super Cache page, and turn it on.
6. After you turn WP Super Cache please scroll down on the WP Super Cache option page screen until you see the Mod Rewrite Rules Section.
7. Then scroll down a little bit more and click on Update Now.
Knowledgebase Article 38,798 views bookmark tags: wordpress (updated 1072 days ago)


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

How to update WordPress Plugins (updated 1030 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 21,207 views tags: plugins wordpress

Install Plugins These steps will help you install and select a WordPress plugin for your blog. Inside the WordPress Dashboard, select the Add New link from the Plugins menu. You can search for a plug (updated 1059 days ago)
Getting Started Article 80,162 views tags: blog install link plugin wordpress

The website is taking a long time to load. It just seems slower today than normal. (updated 52 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 129,726 views tags: site slow web website

Related Help Content

Why does my site get throttled, or why did my account get suspended for performance? (updated 38 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 127,423 views tags: cpu database mysql optimize query script slow throttling

Learn how to use WordPress, WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes now available. (updated 779 days ago)
Video "How-to" Tutorial 251,394 views tags: blog buildersonline website wordpress

What can I do to increase my Site Security while hosting with HostMonster? (updated 282 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 154,594 views tags: antivirus basic hacked keyloggers malware php security site

If you have a WordPress blog hosted on wordpress.com, you can easily export it and import it to WordPress that is installed on your hosting account with hostmonster. Login to the WordPress D (updated 890 days ago)
Getting Started Article 164,730 views tags: blog export file import wordpress

Why does my FTP connection slow down? (updated 1619 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 58,453 views tags: ftp secure slow ssh

How to Migrate a self hosted copy of WordPress (updated 43 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 81,202 views tags: migrate wordpress

Tips and tricks to make your wordpress blog load faster (updated 429 days ago)
Knowledgebase Article 16,425 views tags: optimizing wordpress

An easy way to migrate your WordPress site from one server to another, instead of worrying about the database you can use the Export/Import tool already in WordPress! (updated 1177 days ago)
Video "How-to" Tutorial 91,489 views tags: buildersonline export wordpress