Website suddenly very slow

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Hey guys,

My website:http://www.hoffmeistercoaching.nl is suddenly loading very slowly.

Block caching on, override cache on, full page caching off.

I installed this add on today: Quickie Player - 0.9.1

Please check if you can find what's wrong or can be improved.

Cheers,
Mike

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Mainio replied on at Permalink Reply
Mainio
Might be because of your cache if you're using the default file-level cache.

Clean up your /files/cache folder for any files that start with "zend_cache---".
MeisterCoach replied on at Permalink Reply
Just did that, it worked great! It's much faster again. Thank you Mainio!

Should I turn on full page caching now?

Cheers,
Mike
Mainio replied on at Permalink Reply
Mainio
Yeah, you can if you want to.

And you should add a cronjob that regularly clears those files so that you don't encounter this problem again.

Or try switching to APC or memcached, they are much faster but consume more RAM.
djoniba replied on at Permalink Reply
djoniba
Is this something that needs to be done by my hosting company?
JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
JohntheFish
Mainio replied on at Permalink Reply
Mainio
John's add-on allows you to clear those files through a dashboard job.

What I meant was installing a cronjob that would do this. One way to do this is to install John's add-on and then regularly run that automatically, but you need cronjobs for that as well.

Depends on your hosting provider but they usually give you access to add your own cronjobs.

If you were asking about the APC / memcached part, yes, your hosting provider knows whether those are installed on your server. If they are, check here how to enable:
https://www.concrete5.org/documentation/developers/system/caching/...

On the bottom there "Defining the Cache Library".
djoniba replied on at Permalink Reply
djoniba
I can turn on cronjobs on the ftp page with my hosting provider. Will this be enough to make the addon work?
JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
JohntheFish
If you look at the jobs dashboard page, by each installed job is a link that pops up automation instructions.

That will give you a URL to call through cron.
jwik replied on at Permalink Reply
jwik
I'm having the slow site issue myself and have installed and run Cache Vac.

I'd like to do what you suggest as well, but I don't want to screw up anything - could you clarify what you mean by "clean up" my files/cache folder?

Do you mean just remove anything with "zend_cache" from my host?

I'm still a bit new to this when it comes to dealing with host files, but I'm concerned about the slowness of my site.

If Cache Vac deals with the zend_cache files than I should be cool, but if I can do anything else to speed up my site I'll certainly try it!
Mainio replied on at Permalink Reply
Mainio
Yes, I meant deleting all those cache files.

I believe the Cache Vac add-on does that as well. Not sure though, maybe John can confirm this one?
jwik replied on at Permalink Reply
jwik
Thank you Mainio!

:)
JohntheFish replied on at Permalink Reply
JohntheFish
Cache vac has a number of different cleanup modes, one of which is to simply blitz anything in the /files/cache/ directory.

You can't hurt your site by deleting anything or everything in the /files/cache/ directory.
jwik replied on at Permalink Reply
jwik
Thanks John!

I figured I wouldn't hurt anything but I wanted to be sure.