WordPress Being Slow, a DNS Problem
Dec 04, 2008, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Why is this a problem?
"WordPress uses a program wp-cron.php which is called when a
certain amount of time has passed.
"Every time your blog is accessed by a user WordPress checks if
the time is there to call wp-cron.php by comparing the time
wp-cron.php last ran and the current time and when it determines it
needs to run wp-cron.php it does so.
"The way wp-cron.php is called is by the PHP fsockopen and doing
a HTTP call. One of the parameters is your site’s URL. The
fsockopen function needs to resolve that name to an IP address,
that’s just the basics of the internet.
"I guess you see the problem now, the function runs on the
server and tries to resolve it’s own name. Which in this case