This week has been an extremely frustrating one for In The Now. You may notice that the theme has changed. I’m not concerned about that. That’s a small change to make.
What has been frustrating is that intermittently, or not so intermittently, my site would take, sometimes, up to two minutes to load. Why? There isn’t generally anything but text on the site. But DreamHost, my patient and helpful internet provider suggested I cache my content with a wordpress add-on. Then I got rid of Google Analytics, which I never use anyway, and Jetpack Site Stats, which I don’t entirely trust anymore.
Still with the performance issues. So I looked at my site’s code and it was still embedding a link to Google Analytics.
Turns out that the Analytics thing is also enabled on a domain level, so I had to go and unselect that as well. But the performance problem came back.
Anyway, it turns out that there was a problem with the apache service that was serving up my web pages, but that DreamHost has fixed that. I don’t know if there’s anything I can do for myself if this happens again but it appears to be fixed for now.
In the future, I have plans to update the theme and appearance of the site. I just hope I don’t have to fight with performance again.
As you were,