As we all know WordPress is a great platform, but it has a weakness too. Sometimes WP site takes too much time to get load. The unresponsive site can easily lose subscriber and customers
If you will take right precaution then you won’t end up with a sluggish site.
In this article, I will try to cover the best way’s I have found to consistently speed up WordPress.
1. Choose a good host
Try to avoid shared hosting. If you plan on publishing popular stuff, you are killing your website speed on shared hosting. You will get frequent downtime during high traffic.
If you don’t want to be a victim of slow site speed, then invest in proper hosting, where you get Top-Notch customer support.
2. Use an effective caching plugin
There are so many Plugins are available in WordPress, but some of the best falls under the caching category, as they drastically improve page load time.
W3 Total Cache is one of the best Plugin, which is easy to install and use.
3. Use Content Delivery Network
CDN is a system of interconnected servers located across the globe that uses geographically proximity as the main criteria for disturbing cached web content and web pages to end-users.
If your website is on CDN, it means your website content exists on multiple servers around the world. When a user request for the content he will get from the nearest server, which will make the entire process a lot faster.
Even when bandwidth is limited or there is heavy website traffic, the end-users will receive the requested content efficiently.
4. Optimize Images (automatically)
If you upload heavy sized images it will increase website loading time.
- Smush Image Compression and Optimization
- EWWW Image Optimizer
- Compress JPEG & PNG images
- ShortPixel Image Optimizer
There are few free plugins are available which will do the optimization process to all of your images automatically, as you are uploading them:
5. Disable Hotlinking and leeching of your content
Hotlinking is simply a form of “bandwidth” theft. When a person hotlinks one of your images they use the direct link for that image and in doing so use your server bandwidth to bring up that image every time makes your server load increasingly high.