Just found an extremely handy tool. We are assisting a new client and their WordPress install just seemed sluggish. We weren’t sure if we were imagining things or just being impatient. As we like to say: “There’s a plugin for that”, so after searching we found a plugin simply and aptly titled “Benchmark” by Mark Maunder.
These are the results we got after running “Benchmark”. I’d say we weren’t imagining things.
|Your System||Industry Average|
|CPU Speed:||2,319 BogoWips||20,410 BogoWips|
|Network Transfer Speed:||3.99 Mbps||8.94 Mbps|
|Database Queries per Second:||162 Queries/Sec||1,354 Queries/Sec|
In reviewing website content, we see that this plugin has been abandoned. We’ve found a new plugin that gives even more details than “Benchmark” did. You can find the WordPress Hosting Benchmark tool in the WordPress repository.
It’s a very thorough test, it can take 5 to 10 minutes to run. But, wow, what details. This should give anybody adequate ammunition when dealing with a slow server.