Requirements to Speed Up Wordpress WebsiteAs you can see from the below image the load time of the website is 614 ms. This is a wordpress website with Newspaper theme.
Check Current Page Loading time using GTmetrix or Pingdom
Why Perfmatters Plugin
Smush Your Images to reduce account executions
Plugins > Smush Image Compression and Optimization > Install > Activate > Bulk Smush > Keep clicking the button to completely smuch all images and keep the page open for the process to complete.
Leverage Browser Caching for Images, CSS and JS To Reduce cpu usage
You need to add the following rule in hta access file. In case, you do not have experience in such things, contact SiteGround team via chat and ask them to add browser caching in your site.
## EXPIRES CACHING ##
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-shockwave-flash “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType image/x-icon “access 1 year”
ExpiresDefault “access 2 days”
## EXPIRES CACHING ##
Gzip compression allow you to compress the requested pages and deliver webpages with lesser size. gZip compression can be added very easily to your website. You need to add the following rule in hta access file. Request Siteground team to add it for you.
Enable gZIP compression To Reduce Exceeded Script Executions on SiteGround
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
Use the SuperCacher plugin
Static cache service For StartUp For less account executions
Activate Google Page Speed, Dynamic Level Cache, Memcached and HHVM For GrowBig and GoGeek plans.
Install SuperCache plugin after activating the SuperCache service in CPanel.
Plugins > SG Optimizer > Install and Activate.
Add CloudFare CDN To wordpress Siteground
CloudFare is a content delivery network that provide free and paid plans to deliver your content seamlessly fast and free SSL for custom domains.
CPanel > CloudFare > Activate For Free
You can contact Siteground team to activate it for yourself in case you are find it hard.
How to Activate CloudFare in CPanel Siteground For wordpress
Setup CloudFare CDN To Decrease account executions wordpress
Some themes are very resource intensive which makes it execute high number of executions resulting in less page speed. So changing the theme can ensure less number of executions and less CPU usage.
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