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Best Ways to Speed up the Performance of your WordPress website

Best Ways to Speed up the Performance of your WordPress website

Is your WordPress website taking too long to load? Worry no more! This is how you should fix it.

    1. Choose a good host provider

      Your web host company plus the hosting package that you will choose will cause a huge impact on the performance of your website. In this case, you should consider choosing an excellent and reliable hosting company. The DNS response time of a website with shared hosting will take long to load. If you want your site to load fast, you should consider choosing a good and reliable hosting company.

 

    1. Choose the best theme

      All WordPress themes are different. Some are well coded and fast while others are extremely slow when customized. After choosing a WordPress theme, you should check how quickly it runs before it is customized.

 

    1. Make use of a content delivery network

      The main reason why you should consider using a CDN is because it will host files of your website across a network of servers across the globe. For instance, if a user in Canada has visited your website, he will download files from his closest server. This is considered as one of the best ways to improve the page load of your website.

 

    1. Identify and remove the slow Plug-ins

      Check the impact of your website plug-ins on load time. After identifying the slow plug-ins, you should make a decision about whether you want to replace or remove them.

 

    1. Compress your website

      After compressing a file as a Zip, the total size of the file will be reduced.  In this case, you should consider installing Gzip and use it to compress your website files thereby speeding up the load time and also saving the bandwidth. This method is very efficient and will also save time.

 

    1. Compress images

      Images usually take a lot of bandwidth. You should consider installing a plug-in that automatically compresses images into a manageable size.

 

    1. Leverage Browser Caching

      Expires headers usually tell the grower whether to request a specific file from the browsers cache or from the server. This technique will only speed up your WordPress website for only users who had already visited your website.

 

    1. Clean the database

      Sometimes your WordPress database can be full on unapproved comments, trackbacks and pingbacks. You should consider installing a plug-in that will keep your database efficient.

 

    1. Minimize CSS and JavaScript FILES

      It is very efficient to place CSS and JavaScript files in different folders. You can also install plug-ins that will combine your JavaScript and CSS files thus reducing the number of request to the server.

 

    1. Replace PHP with HTML

      Calling information via PHP will use up many server resources thus you should consider replacing PHP with static HTML.

 

    1. Place CSS codes at the top and JavaScript codes at the bottom

      You are always recommended to place CSS codes at the top of the page since many browsers will render CSS files first. JavaScript codes on the other hand should be placed at the bottom to prevent browsers from parsing until it is fully loaded.

 

    1. Specify dimensions of images

      You should consider specifying dimensions of images as well as the HTTP response of the headers.  Doing so, the browser will not need to take a long period of time working out.

      After implementing the above 12 suggestions, you should go ahead and test your WordPress website for speed and performance.  If you have any question, our hosting company is always available to help. Our service is always open every day including weekends and holidays. Just complete our online application form and we will get back to you shortly.

 

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