So I've been having a problem with one of the websites I manage. Essentially, we keep seeing the cloudflare 'site is offline' message for at least half the day, constantly and consistently. Whenever the web host is contacted, we always get the answer that it's a problem caused by plugins, but I want to know if:
Is it actually too many plugins? https://paste.ee/p/PJLx5
The website is a news aggregation website that's been around since about 2012. We're wondering if all the articles posted (at least 3-4 per week) are clogging up the database and making things slow.
- We get this error occasionally when attempting to update/publish drafts:
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 105 bytes) in /home/SERVER_FOLDER/SITE_ADDRESS/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/lib/W3/ObjectCache.php on line 184
What could be causing this error and how can we solve it?
This could be a symptom or a separate problem, but I just wanted to mention it in case it's relevant: When we try to schedule posts and the website is going up and down, the schedule button has a tendency to grey itself out for what ends up being a majority of the day (even upon refreshing the page, etc.).
Finally, we use W3 Total Cache because it was recommended by the host, but we were wondering if this was truly the best option (or if it just didn't matter which cache plugin we choose as long as it's reputable).
EDIT: Yes, current Wordpress version (4.3.1) is being used.