Reducing CPU usage in WordPress


WordPress is one of the most demanding content management system of recent days. Most of the users these days use wordpress for their blogs or websites. Around 85% sites of our servers are using wordpress and most of the clients are utilizing multiple wordpress blogs for their business. WordPress has been found to be using pretty good sum of CPU and Memory. Today�s shared hosting environments are more limited based on the CPU and memory rather than the Space and Bandwidth. It is always a wiser choice to spend little amount of time to reduce the overall cpu usage. This makes the blog running faster and hosting companies feel good to host sites which are nicer to their CPUs Here are some tips to reduce the CPU usage on a wordpress blog and improve the site performance.

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Requires WordPress Version: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5


You can use the built in installer and upgrader, or you can install the plugin

  1. Upload `cpu_load.php` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Now you will see the Widget on your Dashboard

You can install the plugin using the integrated WordPress installer, or install it manually

  1. Loading cpu_load.php `` in the `/ wp-content/plugins /` high
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Now they see the plug on their dashboard

Q: CPU Load show a reading above 100%, how can that be possible?

A: If a value over 100% is displayed, it means that the server was not able to process the requests without Time Delay.



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