Code Profiling and Performance Tuning

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Hourly Job
As Needed
Less than 1 month
Intermediate Level
I am looking for a mix of experience and value


Our website has performance problems which we believe is due to a WordPress plugin requiring excessive CPU. We are seeking someone to profile the running code to look for the offending plugin(s). Or if the problem is somewhere else, help us identify the bottleneck.

The environment is:
- LAMP (linux apache mysql php), cloud server (not shared hosting), multiple sites
- PHP run via mod_fcgi
- Website is WordPress with many plugins (one closed source plugin)

You will work with our hostmaster who has full root access to the server. He can install any required software and make config changes as needed.