How I Speed Up My WordPress Site 10x Faster Than Before
Optimizing your website speed is a big factor in the terms of SEO.
I have seen a lot of websites which are designed quite well and even they don’t have enough content also.
Yet, their page load speed is very slow.
Site load speed also considered as a major ranking factor by Google.
Based on data from Alexa, pages on fast-loading sites rank significantly higher than pages on slow-loading sites.
According to MunchWeb, 75% of users wouldn’t re-visit a site that took longer than 4 seconds to load.
So, Today I am writing this article to those people who are unable to speed up their website despite using WordPress.
How I Speed Up My WordPress Site?
There are a lot of plugins available to speed up a WordPress site.
With the right combination of tools, you can boost your website speed 10x faster as than before.
But First of all, You should know that your website speed depends on many factors like web hosting, SSL, caching and images on your website.
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These all thing play a major role to speed up your website.
So, you would have work on all these factors step by step to give a boost to your WordPress site.
Let’s talk at each point:
Web Hosting – As you might have heard, web hosting plays the most important role in speeding up your website.
So, Always choose the kind of web hosting which provides you good loading speed and high configurations for your website.
Currently, I am using ‘Siteground hosting’ and it has been giving me good performance without any downtime.
SSL – After installing SSL on my website, I noticed my site loaded even faster than before.
That’s why, SSL matter to your website speed and makes you trusty before your audience.
Always use SSL on your website to perform better in the Internet world.
Caching – There are tons of caching plugin available for WordPress site. I tried many of them but didn’t get the good result.
After testing a lot of things on my site, I found such as two plugins which work great for me.
Second, I installed Cache enabler plugin to get better WordPress performance and achieved the next level of caching without using CDN.
Images – Images are great for visualization but it can affect your overall website performance due to heavy load on your web page.
So what to do to perform better even using images on your website?
There are many plugins available to optimize the images for your WordPress site.
But after researched well, I found a great plugin name TinyPng which optimizes your all images without losing quality out of the box.
After setting it up, You no need to do nothing.
Whenever You’ll upload any new image on your WordPress site it’ll get optimized automatically.
So That’s all you can do to speed up WordPress site by using plugins, hosting and SSL.
But to get better performance, I had to go out of the box and found some useful codes to optimize my site speed.
Here is how you can do the same to speed up your WordPress site
Insert all the codes given below into your .htaccess file to set the header expiry.
That’s all the thing which I have done to achieve the better performance.
Here is my speed test report from Gtmetrix after using all the techniques above.
As you can see in the report above, my website load time is 1.0 second which is quite good even without using any CDN service.
Different speed test services show different results.
Here is another speed test report from Pingdom.
As you can see here, It’s showing 705 ms load time which is under 1 second.
That looks great.
So that was all the method and techniques which helped me a lot to speed up my site speed 10x faster than before.
Now It’s your turn to give a boost to your WordPress site by using same techniques which I have used to speed up my site.
If you have any question or getting any trouble to speed up your WordPress site, comment your question here I’ll try my best to solve your problem.
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