BuddyPress Overloading Server
I’ve figured out the BuddyPress plugin is overloading my server. When I go live this will also affect SEO due to almost triple page load time, even on pages that aren’t BuddyPress related. I narrowed the issue down to a constant call of the admin-ajax.php page in WordPress. This can be turned off by the “Activity auto-refresh” under Options in BuddyPress’ settings. Once turned off, page load decreased significantly and it’s within Google’s acceptable load time. The problem with doing this, is users don’t get updates. They’d have to refresh the page to see updates and they’d have no idea when new updates were added.
Is there anyway to fix this issue with this switch on? I’m overloading the shared hosting plan while not live and only three users active.
I thought of one way that doesn’t fix the issue but gives the site owner more leeway. Instead of an on/off switch for the “Activity auto-refresh” setting, can there be a textbox for the site owner to enter refresh milliseconds? The on/off switch can still be present, but for those of us that need more control over this setting using a milliseconds value would give the user somewhat real time updates, meet Google’s page load requirements, and won’t overload shared hosting plans.
Here’s what the site is running. I’d rather not give the site link out on an open forum and destroy my hosting plan.
WordPress Version: 5.8.2
BuddyPress Version: 9.1.1
Hostinger Business Account and this is the only site on this account so far.
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