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Site constantly crashes. Why?

Hello People. I am new here, as well as in the digitalocean world. So please excuse any silly questions.

I have been having the following situation: The site that is on a droplet has been constantly crashing. To get it back up I turn it off and on again. But this is not normal. Do you have any tips or orientation/documentation to indicate. On the droplet I have ubuntu/wordpress and also cyberpanel installed. Here is the address, maybe it helps https://intermedioonline.com.br

Thanks for your help.


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Hello,

I could suggest a few things:

  • Make sure that the server has enough resources to handle your traffic. You can use the steps here on how to find the processes that are consuming the most server resources:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-find-the-processes-that-are-consuming-the-most-server-resources

  • If there are not enough resources, try adding more CPU and RAM

  • Optimize your WordPress website, some general tips are: remove any plugins and themes that are not being used, use a caching plugin like Super Cache or WP Rocket, enable a CDN like Cloudflare

  • Make sure that your website is not compromised, you could use a plugin called Wordfence to scan your website and find any malicious code that might be present

Let me know how it goes! Regards, Bobby