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How To Speed Up Your WordPress Site

Speed up wordpress website

What is WordPress ?

WordPress is the Most powerful Content Management System and it’s used by Millions of  Internet Marketers.Wordpress was initially associated with blogs, for its easy blog experience.But nowadays developers also using the wordPress for its functionality to allow the creation of more complicated websites and grew it into a content management system rather than a blogging tool.

Why is Site Speed is important ?

Page load speed is a critical factor for SEO.That means that your site’s speed affects SEO, so if your site is slow, you’re now losing visitors from impatience and reduced rankings in search engines.

 Improve WordPress Site Speed

Here are the best ways that I’ve found to consistently speed up WordPress.Follow them and Speed up your WordPress site easily

Choosing a Good Hosting

Choosing a good and reliable hosting is the easiest way to get a great speed to your WordPress site.So choose a good hosting for your wordPress site.Here is the list of top 3 good hosting companies.

SiteGroundBluehostHostGator
SiteGroundBluehostHostGator
Av. loading time from the nearest location0.41s0.93s0.93s
Min. response time0.46s0.62s0.78s
Max. response time0.87s4.9s0.89s
Cost per month (12 months)$3.95 (just for the first year)$4.95$3.95
Cost per month (36 month)$3.95$2.95$3.95
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Content Delivery Network 

Content Delivery Network is mostly used in a website to take your all static files you’ve got on your site and lets visitors download them as fast as possible by serving the files on servers as close to them as possible. Most of the Hosting sites provide a free CDN on its hosting Package.But the package Cost is higher than the start-up.

MaxCDN is the popular CDN Network in the Content Delivery Network.

CDN

Most of the popular sites like The Next Web,Stumbleupon,WP Engine,Buy Sell Ads and Ionic are using the MaxCDN.

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Cache Plugin

Cach plugins are used to cache your web page and elements to load the web page and elements faster.Use an effective cache plugin to your wordPress site and Make your site faster.

I and most of the internet marketers using W3 Total Cache plugin.Because this plugin is free and it has more caching options compared to other cache plugins.Simply install and activate this plugin to get More speed freely for your WordPress site.

Download W3 Total Cache

Image Optimization

If your sites images are not optimized it will definitely reduce your site’s speed.Wp-SmushIt is a top image optimization wordPress plugins.It’s free and used by 400000+ Internet marketers.It will drastically reduce your image size ,without reducing image quality. So install and activate this plugin , it will automatically reduce your image size , you were uploading them.

Download WP-SmushIt

Gzip Comparision

By enabling Gzip compression on your site ,that will reduce your size of the data that’s being transferred between your server and your visitors.By doing this, the web server will compress this content before it’s transferred over the Internet to your browser. On the other side, your browser decompresses the content before rendering it.

The easiest way to enable the Gzip compression for your images, CSS and JS files is to add these lines to your .htaccess file in the root WordPress folder

## ENABLE GZIP COMPRESSION ##
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain 
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html 
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml 
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript
## ENABLE GZIP COMPRESSION ##

Leverage browser caching

That means you can specify for how long your visitors’ browsers should cache your images, CSS, JS and flash files. However, if any of those resources is set, your server will notify the visitors browser and the cached content will be replaced with the new one.

You can add the lines below to your .htaccess file in order to enable this technique.

## LEVERAGE BROWSER CACHING ## 
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 year" 
ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 year" 
ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month" 
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 month" 
ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "access 1 month" 
ExpiresByType application/javascript "access 1 month" 
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month" 
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 year"
ExpiresDefault "access 2 days" 
</IfModule>
## LEVERAGE BROWSER CACHING ##

Minify JS and CSS

Minify all the unnecessary data from them like double spaces, empty new lines, comments, etc. will be removed from the files lowering their size.W3 Total Cache plugin has an option to automatically minify your theme’s CSS and JS files.

You can minify your files via Web Tools.There are so many  Tools in the online.My best web tools are CSS Minifier and javascript-minifier.com

Optimize WordPress Database

You can simply optimize your wordPress database with WP-Optimize plugin.

Download WP-Optimize plugin

If you want to schedule your wordPress database optimization , install the WP-DBManager Plugin to schedule your wordPress database optimization.

Download WP-DBManager

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