One second on a Central Processing Unit is referred to as a CPU second (CPU). It’s the amount of time in seconds that your CPU spends actively executing a task, rather than the length of time that has passed.

If you receive a 95 CPU seconds measurement yet the procedure takes 100 seconds, that indicates your CPU spent the other 5 seconds doing something else. By dividing by the CPU use, you may convert CPU seconds to wall time.

For example, if the CPU usage is 50% and the CPU-second is 120, the total time spent executing the process is 240 seconds (120 divided by 0.5). You’ll discover how to lower your account’s CPU use in this post.

The cache should be enabled.

Server performance may be improved by caching your website. The temporary storage of web files in the local browser cache is known as website caching. By loading the cached data each time a visitor visits, it helps reduce bandwidth, server logs, and delays.

Website caching can also help to speed up a website, save system resources, and reduce on Cpu usage.

Plugins including such W3 Cache and WP Super Cache can be used to enable caching in WordPress.

Update to the most latest edition of PHP

PHP is used by over 78 percent of websites that use a server-side programming language, including the WordPress CMS, making it one of the most widely used scripting languages today. Unfortunately, only approximately 64% of WordPress sites currently use a supported PHP version.

PHP actively supports each major release for two years, with an additional year for major security problems only, after which the version is discontinued, leaving it exposed to unpatched security vulnerabilities.

Updating to the most recent PHP version improves performance, speed, and security.

Remove Unused Plugins.

WordPress plugins modify and expand the function of your website. However, using too many reduced plugins may cause your website to slow down, consume server resources, and use more CPU seconds.

As a result, do not even load your server with unnecessary plugins, and always remove those that aren’t in use. Unfortunately, most plugins do not have a safe clean-up option when they are deleted, leaving some data residue in your database, including such tables and rows.

As a consequence, always double-check your database to verify that a removed plugin hasn’t left something behind.

If you need assistance enabling website cache, updating your website PHP version, or having questions relating to reducing your account CPU usage, contact our support. We will be willing to help.