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The WordPress Heartbeat API, introduced in WordPress 3.6, simulates a pulse and is responsible for revision tracking, session management, and more. The pulse is around 98 Bytes in size, but it can cause performance issues in certain situations. If you’ve been notified by your webhost that your account is using (more…)

I need your help diagnosing whether I have a hosting problem, a WordPress problem, or if the combination of the two are causing the problem. For starters, WPTavern is hosted on HostGator.com. I’ve had few problems over the years but within the past few months, I’ve had my share of (more…)

For some unknown reason, the performance of this website over the past 2-3 weeks has been terrible. While writing posts, I would routinely see a warning that said I was disconnected from the server while taking forever to reconnect. Navigating the back-end of the site was a major pain as (more…)

It all started with a couple of tweets by Bradley Potter when he mentioned a HostGator specific bug to Andrew Nacin. Since WPTavern.com is also hosted on HostGator, I decided to try and replicate the bug. Following his instructions I was able to replicate the error pointing towards the possibility (more…)