Website suddenly very slow1 user found helpful
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.
Clean up your /files/cache folder for any files that start with "zend_cache---".
Should I turn on full page caching now?
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.
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:
On the bottom there "Defining the Cache Library".
That will give you a URL to call through cron.
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!
I believe the Cache Vac add-on does that as well. Not sure though, maybe John can confirm this one?
You can't hurt your site by deleting anything or everything in the /files/cache/ directory.
I figured I wouldn't hurt anything but I wanted to be sure.