Recently we had a customer contact us asking why is their site running so slow. We asked them for their login and found out that they had about 25 plugins running (someone just beat the record) 51 plugins running. 😯 Every single plugin you run uses resources and the more you have the longer it takes for the website to load. Plugins may be cool and all but if they’re not optimized or made correctly they can really hurt your site. There is one plugin that you could use to determine which plugins are using too many resources. The one we use for our own testing is http://wordpress.org/plugins/p3-profiler/ it is free from the WordPress plugin site.
The plugin give you a nice little pie chart and line chart that shows what is using the most resources and how long each one takes. If you find a plugin that is using a lot of resources and with a high load time you should disable it.
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Last night we moved ConniesKids.com to our servers. ConniesKids.com is Magento base site running different add-ons for more features such as social media logins. These add-ons can cause a site to load a lot slower than normal but we also noticed that the host she was with was not optimized to run Magento as they stated plus they overload their servers with TONS of clients. Below is a screenshot of how their hosting was with his other provider and now it is with us now. You’ll notice a BIG 4.89 second difference. I don’t know about you but if I had to wait 4 seconds for a site to load I would definitely be going somewhere else. When you want your customers to buy a slow site will make them go to your competition!