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How can I better manage the memory being used by my Wordpress site?

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Recently at a team meeting, one of the guys who manages our server mentioned how a Wordpress site that we're hosting as part of a company wide initiative is consuming 30% of the server's memory.

I'm trying to figure out why.

When I run a copy of the same site on my local box, I get this:


Google Chrome is the browser that is running the WP site.

Is 243 MB a lot? Is that enough to consume 30% of our server's capacity.

I want to give him either some context or direction - perhaps both. There's not a lot of traffic to the site, and certainly not a lot of interaction with the database. I just can't figure out why this is such a burden.

Then again, perhaps the answer is staring me right in the face, as far as 243 MB.

Is that a lot? Are WP sites generally hard on servers? Is there a way to make it not so taxing?

What do you think?

My coworker has to go to our Systems Dept and ask for this site to be moved. Before we do that, though, I want to get some context. Is 243 MB representative of a significant burden? 
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