Skip to:

Buddypress hosting & performance

  • hkcharlie


    Can anyone recommend a suitable host for an active Buddypress website.

    I am presently on a shared hostgator account, some of my page loads are sluggish and when my users are writing on a groups activity wall, it can take anything between 2 and 10 seconds for the message to post.

    I contacted hostgator support about the benefits of upgrading from a shared hosting account to (what they call) a level 3 VPN, their answer :

    “…if you are considering upgrading to a VPS server because of resource usage issues, we would strongly recommend upgrading to a Level 5 VPS at minimum. Resource shortages that would generally cause the sluggishness you’ve described would be issues with available memory and/or CPU. The CPU and memory available to you with a Level 3 or Level 4 VPS are going to be very comparable to an account on our shared hosting platform.”

    They also pointed me in the direction of this article:

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a host, or methods of optimizing the performance of Buddypress.

Viewing 2 replies - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)

  • Xevo


    Personally I would recommend a host close to where your community is located. This helps a lot with speed already. Since most of the “recommended” hosts are located in US, which will make your site load slow if your for example located in Europe.



    @xevo thanks for the logical feedback.
    I’m surprised there are so few answers to this question.

    I live in Hong Kong and unfortunately I don’t speak the lingo very well (let alone from a technical position) so choosing a local provider is making it very difficult for me.

    I was hoping that I might have got some more technical answers to the question, maybe about required spec or design like grid systems.

Viewing 2 replies - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • The topic ‘Buddypress hosting & performance’ is closed to new replies.
Skip to toolbar