First, you need to check if the website is offline. Making changes to WordPress files or adding custom code is risky. We recommend that you avoid using the cPanel file manager, .htaccess, and wp-config.php files unless absolutely necessary. If not, this could be one of the reasons why your website is offline or slow.
But sometimes you don’t have a choice. Therefore, you need to be 100% sure that the problem is with your website and not elsewhere. Here’s a detailed list of things to check if your WordPress site isn’t loading properly.
Clear all Caches and Cookies
To access the website, you need to require web browser. Therefore, if you have a problem with your browser, the website may not load properly. Therefore, the first step in troubleshooting your WordPress website is to check your web browser. After clearing your cache and refreshing your browser, the website should load successfully.
Go to your browser settings and clear all browsing data, history, cache, and cookies. Different browsers have different user interfaces. You should find these options based on the configuration section of your favorite web browser. You can also try updating your browser to the latest version and check if the loading issue is resolved.
Verify status of your site
If your website isn’t loading, there’s no need to panic right away. Please check if the problem is on your side. Just enter your website address and click the Verify Now button. If a website’s status is “online”, it means that the website is not offline.
Contact your hosting provider
If your website is down, contact your hosting provider to see if their servers are down. Our servers may be intentionally shut down for maintenance, repair, security, or other security reasons. Our hosting provider may need to upgrade its server hardware, security systems, and software to improve our services or resolve identified issues. Therefore, contact them for the most reliable information.
Hosting issues can also be caused by low bandwidth or low disk space. Bandwidth is the amount of data a website can process in a given amount of time. The maximum size of your website refers to diskspace. If the size of your media files and scripts exceeds the maximum disk space limit, your WordPress site may stop loading. To resolve these issues, upgrade your hosting plan or remove unnecessary elements from your website.
Check your website security
The WordPress ecosystem is full of plugins and themes to keep your website running smoothly. Your website’s security can be compromised by low-quality themes and plugins. Avoid using usernames and passwords that are easy to guess. For an extra security layer, enable two-factor authentication. Additionally, you can download an anti-spam plugin for your WordPress website.