Jetpack’s reputation not so good
I have used Jetpack since I have used WordPress. I always thought it was a fun idea and way to get additional functionality. Imagine my surprise when my website crashed today and analysis showed that it was Jetpack that contributed to it. I did some research and apparently many people had lots of issues with Jetpack.
It pains to me to say it, but if you have Jetpack and your website is crashing disable it and see what happens. Now I am going to disable Jetpack if a clients site is having issues, rather than disabling plugins. Something else is that when P3 plugin is saying that your Jetpack is using 40% of the resources on your server, believe it. I saw that but figured it was normal since I hadn’t read anything negative about Jetpack.
Probably a bigger lesson is that if you see something in life that doesn’t make sense you should test if you really need it or not. The force of the past is hard since it was “good enough” but that kind of thinking doesn’t work. It caused my site to crash and I have been working on it all day. It really is amazing how many great plugins are available if you take the time to look. I took tech supports advice and no longer use any software that isn’t supported in the version of WordPress I am using.