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Thanks everyone, Turning off Object minify in the W3 Super Cache by Yoast Plugin seems to have done the trick for all pages that I can see. I used cloudflare before, but not since I moved my hosting over from bluehost to digital ocean. It's been a nice cost savings move, with costs to run the VPS going from $40 to $15. Here's a $10 free Coupon for Digital Ocean if anyone wants to try them out.
ChrisAugust 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm in reply to: Associate Theme, slow performance 10+ seconds load time #56380
I have found the solution for this issue. The issue was with the database for bluehost. To fix the issue, I had to login to the bluehost control panel, under Database Tools, go to phpMyAdmin, then I determined which database was for my site by clicking on the database then going to the wp_options table and looking at the first table entry for siteurl. Once I had the right database, I selected all of the tables of the database, then under the tables list there is a drop down dialogue box, choose Optimize Table, then hit Go, and it optimizes all of the tables.
This made a dramatic improvement in performance.
Also one thing a Bluehost rep said to me is that for standard hosting accounts, theythrottle the cpu utilization and if there's too much cpu utilization (which can happen a lot with certain caching plugins like W3 total cache) the quota is exceeded and your site will slow down from throttling. The proposed solution is to implement the WP Super cache plugin or Quick Cache plugin as an alternative. A third option is to upgrade to a Pro account or VPS server which you give you a lot more resources and efficiency.
I hope that helps everyone.
ChrisMay 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm in reply to: Associate Theme, slow performance 10+ seconds load time #38831
Thanks for your thoughts. I was able to improve performance quite a bit, by doing a few things:
1. Disabling and Deleting Jet Pack
3. Implemented Amazon S3 for a CDN service
The combination of those three things really sped up the performance of the site and took me from a pingdom score of 81 to 92.
I did follow a great post by Yoast a while back that talked about statically defining resources inside of your code, so that it doesn't have to do a database query each time for that resouce. Here's the post:
I was using either the 2011 theme or a theme from organic themes and I was able to follow the content of the post exactly and that made a huge difference in load time for my site. The problem is, the examples don't line up to code inside of Genesis now, so I don't know how to change things now. Any thoughts?