Monitor Query: Installation, tips and tricks

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Monitor Query

Something is slow, and it is most certainly not your host, so what is it and how can Monitor Query tell?

At GMEngine, we have plenty times seen users migrate from other hosts to us – by using Duplicator Pro, claiming that their old host was slow – so they hope we are better.

Sadly, in a lot of theses cases, we do not succeed fully with their hopes. It is not the Webhost that was slow. It was their website.

In this article, I’ll explain how you can qualify the reason for why your website is slow. This can be done by using an standrd WordPress plugin.

Installation of Monitor Query

  1. Sign in to your WordPress console
  2. Click Plugins
  3. Search for Monitor Query
  4. Click Install
  5. Click Activate

Setup guide

After the installation, you are ready to monitor your website. It is a simple process, but it gives some straight up answers on the most critical issues you might have.

To do this, follow the below steps.

  1. Log in to your WordPress site as the administrator.
  2. On the toolbar, select an option from the Monitor menu.

Query Monitor is developed by John Billion, and he have written a full list of all options available at his Github repository:

 Some of the most useful options are:

  • Queries: This option shows the raw database queries that were used to help generate the current page, as well as the functions that ran the queries.
  • Request: This option shows the HTTP request for the current page.
  • Scripts: This option shows all of the script files loaded for the current page.
  • Styles: This option shows all of the style (CSS) files loaded for the current page.
  • Hooks & Actions: This option shows all of the hooks and their associated actions for the current page.
  • Environment: This option shows environment settings for the site, including PHP, MySQL, WordPress, and the web server.
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