Diagnosing admin-ajax.php Slow Responses in WordPress

admin-ajax.php slow

With each CMS platform comes its own unique issues that you have to troubleshoot and deal with as a web developer or business owner. While WordPress might be the most widely used CMS, with hundreds of thousands of plugins and themes available, this also can result in it being one of the trickiest to optimize correctly as there are so many different variables that could be introducing delays. If you have ever run a website speed test on your WordPress site, then you have probably encountered references to admin-ajax.php showing up in your results. Today we want to briefly explore how to better diagnose admin-ajax.php slow server responses and what your options are as a WordPress site owner.

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5 Ways to Improve Google Ranking in SERPs With a CDN

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Everybody wants to rise higher in SERPs and the difference between first and second page rankings in Google can be night and day when it comes to traffic and generating more leads for your business. Web performance plays a crucial role in your strategy to improve Google rankings in SERPs. A Content Delivery Network (CDN) can help you achieve those coveted first page rankings in five different ways; by taking advantage of the HTTPS ranking factor, decreasing your overall load times, “dwell time,” bounce rate, and speeding up the indexing of your images.

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Exploring the Ins and Outs of CDN Cache

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One of the biggest benefits from using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) is that they cache your files on global CDN servers, also know as edge servers, to ensure fast delivery to your visitors. When your browser requests a file from the CDN, it retrieves it from the cached version on the edge server. If the file is found it is delivered immediately, otherwise the CDN will “pull” the file from your origin server, cache it, and then deliver it.  Today we want to explore more about the ins and outs of CDN cache and explain a little more about how exactly it all works.

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100+ Awesome Web Development Tools and Resources

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The best and worst thing about being a web developer is that the web is constantly changing. While this is exciting it also means that web developers must always be proactive about learning new techniques or programming languages, adapting to changes, and be willing and eager to accept new challenges. This could include tasks such as adapting existing frameworks to meet business requirements, testing a website to identify technical problems, or optimizing and scaling a site to better perform with the back-end infrastructure.  We thought we would compile a comprehensive list of web development tools and resources that can help you be more productive, stay informed, and become a better developer.

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Block Bad Bots – New Security Feature From KeyCDN

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KeyCDN is always looking for ways to improve its service and so we are excited to announce a new security feature, and that is the ability to block bad bots. This allows customers to save on bandwidth costs and block bad bots, spiders, and scrapers from crawling your CDN assets. This feature is now available to all customers and can be enabled from the KeyCDN dashboard. No more bots draining your credits!

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Image CDN – Speed Up Delivery of Your #1 Asset

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Images are an integral part of the web today and are used in all sorts of different ways. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, that is probably true, as long as they don’t slow down your website to the point where you are losing visitors. When it comes to optimizing your site, images are generally the number one asset you should spend time on figuring out how to reduce in size and deliver in a more efficient and optimal way. Using an image CDN, such as KeyCDN, can help deliver your number one asset (images), faster around the globe!

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Joomla Security – Complete 10 Step Guide

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Joomla is a free open-source content management system (CMS), built on a MVC framework. It is currently the 2nd most widely used CMS on the internet at 2.6%. While that doesn’t sound like a lot, that is is still millions of businesses and blogs that have chosen to power their websites with Joomla.  As with any major platform, additional security concerns always present themselves. Your risk of attack is greater and vulnerabilities are constantly being discovered or exploited. Follow our complete guide below on what you can do to harden your Joomla security and help prevent yourself from getting hacked or becoming a victim of the next brute-force attack.

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Analyzing CDN Traffic to Your Website

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KeyCDN has built a powerful back-end dashboard which includes a lot of useful features such as Analytics, Geo Stats, Top Files, Real-time logs, and Real-time Statistics. You can use these tools to analyze CDN traffic to your website and better determine traffic patterns (peak times of the day), high bandwidth files, error codes (4xx) and know exactly how KeyCDN is delivering your content. We are always working on improvements to ensure you can access your data in the easiest and fastest way possible.

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Google PageSpeed Insights – Scoring 100/100 with WordPress

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Running speed tests with tools like Google PageSpeed Insights, WebPageTest, or KeyCDN’s site speed test are always a good way to help gauge your website’s performance. While these metrics can be very helpful it is also important to keep this data in perspective. While they can provide valuable information to help optimize your website, don’t forget about perceived performance, specifically the user’s experience. With that being said, see how we easily achieved a 100/100 score with WordPress and Google PageSpeed Insights.

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CDN Infographic – Why You Need a CDN Solution

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There are many reasons why it is beneficial to implement a CDN solution. From performance benefits, SEO advantages, scalability, reliability, security, and more. We put together an infographic of the top 10 reasons why a CDN (content delivery network) can help you succeed on your next project!

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