Addressing A CPU Resources
Exceeded Notice From
Your Hosting Provider
When a low-traffic hosting account, running WordPress sites, starts getting CPU “Resources” exceeded notices, here are some of the things my team and I investigate for the client BEFORE recommending a hosting migration:
- Reduce your plugin load on all the sites and look for which plugins may be abusing resources (free)
- Checking for malware (free or paid)
- Evaluate if you have a theme on a site that is pulling more resources than it should be due to built in functions (free)
- Reduce your system use per site using Cloudflare (free or premium) – Be sure to turn off RockerLoader if using AdSense on your site.
- Install and configure a caching plugin (free)
- Add an Apache login on top of the wp-login page (free )
- Reduce your bot traffic using Cloudflare or Wordfence or both (free)
- Upgrade hosting (not free and no guarantee)
My team and I can be hired to do all of these things for you (though obviously not for free, LOL) and it can substantially help you head off needing to migrate to more expensive hosting if the cause can be mitigated.
Even if you choose to pay someone to do these things for you, it is a significantly cheaper option compared to upgrading your hosting since you will have to pay that more expensive price tag monthly, compared to a single-pay service. There is however, no guarantee that the above services WILL prevent you from needing to move as SOMETIMES a site just has more traffic than a hosting package can support. (That’s a good problem to have!
Hopefully this list will give you a great starting point to addressing this often very stressful issue… and be in touch if you’d like to schedule some help.
Have you ever received a resource use exceeded notice from your host? What did you do about it? I’d love if you’d share your stories in the comments below!
~ Kim ~