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The first thing you want to do, is reduce the TTL (Time to Live) on your DNS records to be as small as acceptable. This will keep cached DNS servers from holding onto stale data for too long when you switch. Next, I assume your web site is going to be moving to a new IP address. There is no reason switching the site to a new host IP address has to happen at ...


Unfortunately, with WordPress you will not be able to know which plugin is consuming resources. You will have to disable the plugins one by one and then try. You can even optimize the database so that it does not consumes much resources. It may be helpful to indicate which hosting plan you have with GoDaddy.


For non shared hosting, I would say Varnish will be your best option. It is a reverse proxy and cache content as well. This would result in improved performance of apache, reduce server load and would result in faster page loading times. There is an interesting discussion at Drupal regarding various caching options for it. In fact, most of them apply to any ...


Several of my web applications and web hosting provider uses Advanced PHP Cache, also known as APC, instead of Memcache. From my experiences of using both, APC has improved performance more. I would make sure to ask your web hosting provider if they are/can use APC.

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