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I have a Wordpress website on a Godaddy server having at

When I request to get this website this takes almost 28 sec to get reply.

Because of this I made a complete caching on both client side and server side. This reduced webpage request from 69 to 32, and from 1.2 MB to 200 KB. But the initial request time is remains same.

How can i Improve this? or is it the problem of Hosting Server?

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Are you doing any reverse DNS on inbound connections? If so, is the server's DNS properly configured? – David Schwartz Mar 2 '13 at 3:55
@DavidSchwartz , i dont have not much knowldge in this.i just created a subdomain, if its so how can i resolve? I read some where about Apache server will do reverse lookups. – Abin Mar 2 '13 at 3:58

you could use to find out where the hang up is .... ether in network dns php or somewhere else

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YSlow won't give him any more information about the initial request, which is the bit that is taking 28 seconds. – Ladadadada Mar 2 '13 at 10:36

According to this brief article, here are some triggers that cause Apache to perform reverse DNS lookups:

  • HostnameLookups on somewhere
  • checking of allow / deny rules with domains instead of IP ranges, e.g. Allow from or Deny from
  • a rewrite rule with a condition like RewriteCond %{REMOTE_HOST} (the last two I found on this thread)
  • update 2009-06-23 according to a post on a "simplywebhosting kb" , having Deny from none somewhere (this caused the problem to reappear for me one more time), apparently "none" is not a proper apache directive
  • using %h in a LogFormat directive instead of %a (%h will give you the hostname, no matter what HostnameLookups says, %a will give you the IP address)

Do you need help locating your apache config (httpd.conf)?

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Link-only answers are strongly discouraged. Please provide content here and then link elsewhere for more details. – EEAA Mar 2 '13 at 5:21
Thanks for the advice. Content now provided here. Is the answer technically wrong? Or is it typical to mod down on style alone? Trying to learn the culture around here. – JP Beaudry Mar 2 '13 at 18:07
I did not downvote on style. I down voted due to it being a non-answer. What happens when that link goes dead? Then your "answer" becomes worthless. – EEAA Mar 2 '13 at 18:37
Ah, that makes sense. Will now make a habit of creating self-supporting answers. Thanks for the help. – JP Beaudry Mar 2 '13 at 18:45
Excellent. I've removed my downvote. – EEAA Mar 2 '13 at 21:23

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