There are several ways to speed up your website, marking it truly effective and successful, Easy Ways to Speed up WordPress.

1. USE A FAST HOST

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A fast host is a must. If you use a slow host, then no matter what else you do, your site will struggle to fly.

Think about it this way: your host, is the foundation on which your website is built. It is critical to pick a good one.

The host that I recommend to most people, having used them myself, is Bluehost (prices start at $2.95 a month).

All their plans include a free CDN service, as well a Super cacher, an in-house caching service that offers up to 3 levers of caching.

I use SiteGround on some of my own sites and they are always fast, even under high traffic loads, and almost never have downtime (99.9% up in the last year – just checked).

The support is also the best I’ve ever experienced from a host. Through the 24/7 live chat feature, you can be someone knowledgeable in a matter of minutes. I love it.

Upgrade your web hosting plan is the simplest and easiest way to improve the speed of your website. Choosing suitable hosting for your venture is better to use a VPS or dedicated option. Either way, you will notice a significant difference in your website speed.

2. Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

NCDN CDN

A CDN takes all of the static files (images, CSS, Javascript etc) on

your site and lets visitors download them as a fast as possible by serving the files on servers as close to them as possible.

At lifetimwp we use KeyCDN and I use it on my other sites too. The pricing is reasonable and their dashboard is easy to use.

with a CDN, the requested web content will be delivered to end users much quicker, since a CDN will use a server closest to users to deliver the files they request. As a result, not only will there be no latency, but your website will also become much faster. 79% of the top 400 e-commerce site in the EU and 75 % of the top 2,000 e-commerce site in the US don’t use a recognized CDN.

3. USE A CACHING

The Importance of Caching in WordPress

If your site uses static resources like images, CSS and Javascript you can use caching to speed things up.

Caching is where parts of your site are stored so that they only need to be loaded once. Caching is especially useful for return visitors and those who visit multiple pages on your site.

4. Compress Images

Image compression is minimizing the size

This is a big one. Images tend to be the biggest files on a site, so if they’re uncompressed it can really slow things down.

Luckily compressing your files is a pretty easy thing to do.

On lifetimewp, we use EWWW Image Optimizer, which automatically optimizes every single image we upload. It also has a handy Bulk Optimize feature, which allows you to optimize your entire Media Library in one go.

In fact, non-optimized images are one of the most common speed issues we see on beginner websites. Image compression should be a thoughtful tradeoff between image size and quality. For JPGs, a compression of 60-70 percent produces a good balance. For retina screens, compress by 30-40 percent and scale it down again as per required dimensions.

5. Optimize Database Tables

Optimize Database Tables

To keep your database running smoothly, you should regularly (e.g.

once a week) optimize the database tables.

You can optimize your database tables manually using phpMyAdmin

or with a plugin.

I find a plugin easier, and use

WP-Optimize

, which allows you to

optimize your database tables from your WordPress dashboard,

as well as remove spam comments and comments in trash,

unapproved comments, post revisions, and more.

6. Minimize HTTP Requests and Minify JavaScript and CSS Files

 How to Minify Your Websites CSS, HTML & Javascript

80% of a Web page’s load time is spent downloading the different pieces-parts of the page, so the quickest way to improve site speed is to simplify your design, as well need to put all JavaScript files into one single JavaScript files, and to putting all CSS files into one CSS file. By doing this, you reduce the number of HTTP requests needed to make the page render and you’ll significantly improve site performance.

7. Enable Browser Caching

Enable Browser Caching

Enabling full caching for your website can reduce your page load time from 2.4 to 0.4 seconds. This is due to the fact that there may be 30 or more different components that need to be stored in the user’s cache the first time they visit your website, but only a few components need to be downloaded for subsequent visits.

8. Analyze your website

Analyze your website

PageSpeed insights are Google’s free tool for testing your website speed and it is very easy to use. Pingdom is also a very useful tool that not only tests your website speed but also reviews and grades your website’s performance and also tracks your website’s performance history YSlow is a tool that tests your website speed and offers advice on how to improve it.

9. Enable Gzip Compression

Enable Gzip Compression

Gzip is the ‘most popular and effective compression method currently available and generally reduces the response size by about 70%. Approximately 90% of today’s internet traffic travels through browsers that claim to support gzip.

10. Use a Reliable CMS

CMS you can use is definitely WordPress

A CMS (Content Management System) is critical to your website’s functionality and performance. The best and most reliable CMS you can use is definitely WordPress, but there are also other excellent CMS, such as Drupal and Joomla. If you use any of these as your website platform, you’ll do right by your site’s performance.

11. Change Your Website Theme

avada-wordpress-theme

When selecting a theme for your website, it’s important to pay special attention to speed optimization. Some beautiful and impressive-looking themes are actually poorly coded and can slow your site way down. It’s usually better to go with a simpler theme and use a quality plugin to get features you need than to choose a theme that’s bloated with complex layouts, flashy animations, and other unnecessary features.

12. Remove Unnecessary Plugin

Remove Unnecessary Plugin

If you have some plugins installed that you no longer use or find unnecessary, you should deactivate and delete them. Not only can too many plugins slow down your website, but they can also cause security issues and crashes.

Congratulations, For Easy Ways to Speed up WordPress.

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Rasel Ahmed

We started lifetimwp back in April 2018 for sharing web design resources like plugins, themes, templates & other inspirations on our blog for designers, developers & entrepreneurs who are working with web technologies so that they could find the right resources for their project. Besides that, we’ve released some awesome free WordPress themes on WordPress.org besides our own site to contribute in the web design industry.

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