Sample Performance Troubleshooting Audit Report

Performance Troubleshooting for <Site Name>

This is backend audit sample for your site, check out the frontend audit sample.

πŸ› οΈ Fixes Attempted During Session

This section outlines any fixes we attempted during the troubleshooting session. This helps us all know the positive or negative effects of our changes.

1. Fix 1 for problem X

  • What we hoped it would fix with evidence – hopeful outcome
  • Results – actual outcome
  • Any cautions/warnings for the future

2. Fix 2 for problem Y

  • What we hoped it would fix with evidence – hopeful outcome
  • Results – actual outcome
  • Any cautions/warnings for the future

πŸ¦„ Special Considerations

Special considerations like particular landing pages that are key to the user journey of the site.

Any specific user actions like adding to the cart, signing up on a registration page etc

⏱ Short Term Solutions

These are action items which can generally be completed in a matter of days after testing on a staging site and can provide positive results.

⏰ High Priority

1. Issue 1
βœ… Advantages

  • Reduces API calls

❌ Disadvantages

  • Have to remember it is configured there (document in changelog) and working

2. Issue 2

⏳ Low Priority

1. Clean database tables: X, Y and Z
βœ… Advantages

  • Reduces database backup and restore times
  • Makes database queries faster and uncached responses faster

❌ Disadvantages

  • Can be time-consuming and wrong data can be deleted

πŸ”” Exception(s)

  • Test thoroughly on a staging website

πŸ—“ Long Term Solutions

These are action items which can take weeks or months to test thoroughly but they should be done if there is enough time and budget.

⏰ High Priority

1. Remove X and replace with Y
βœ… Advantages

  • Removes bloat from the website and reduces TTFB

❌ Disadvantages

  • Can be time-consuming

πŸ”” Exception(s)

  • Test thoroughly on a staging website

⏳ Low Priority

1. Separate the environments
βœ… Advantages

  • Avoids a lot of native performance issues

❌ Disadvantages

  • Generally requires SSO to make the UX smooth
  • Can be time-consuming and expensive

πŸ”” Exception(s)

  • Can cause unexpected behavior on the site

πŸ” Future Investigation

Section for areas that deserve a special audit devoted especially to them

πŸ—‚οΈ Overview

Screenshots of application processing time

🐒 Potential Bottlenecks

Summary of different processes tracked as taking a long time to complete.

Slow Transaction 1

Evidence of slow action
What is responsible for the slow action
Suggestions on how to resolve

πŸ–₯️ Hosting and Infrastructure

This section covers the suitability of your DNS, hosting and infrastructure.

πŸ—„οΈ Hosting

Evaluation of hosting environment and recommendations of any changes.

🌐 Infrastructure

Feedback on

  • CDN and CDN-like services
  • Reverse Proxy
  • Server structure feedback

πŸ”Œ Plugins

Plugins causing issues with evidence where possible
Suggested solutions
Recommended alternatives

πŸ–ŒοΈ Theme

Theme recommendations and feedback

🎨 Design

Design feedback and recommendations performance where relevant
Explanation of why the element is slow and how it can be improved
Element on this is taking Y time to load and delaying the page load time or key performance metric

πŸ’Ύ Database

Slow query with evidence and exact query where possible
What’s responsible for the slow query
How it can be fixed
Reported to plugin/theme developers
Database table issues

β†ͺ️ External Services

External Service 1
Problems and evidence
Suggested solutions

πŸ“ƒ Appendix

<site-name> Audit Script Raw Data – WP Bullet

Auditing <site-name>

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