Why is My WordPress Site Slow? How to Speed it Up

No caching or caching plugins? You have a website with a lot of traffic but don't have a content delivery network (CDN) to reduce the load on hosting. It seems that “Need for Speed” is not just a movie title, but a general way of life these days. People not only expect speed, but also make decisions at lightning speed. Did you know that it takes less than 3 seconds for a person to decide if they like your website? So if you want people to stay and buy your service, you better not waste those precious 3 seconds on a slow loading site.

In fact, a whopping 40% of people surveyed say they leave a site instantly if it takes more than 3 seconds to load. Your site host is where your website resides and you access resources to manage traffic. If you use a shared hosting server or a cheap hosting plan, then your site will surely run slow. The host determines the speed at which information travels and is delivered to spectators.

If you're dealing with server limitations, none of the fixes listed below will make your site work faster. That's why investing in a good hosting plan is crucial to maximizing the success of your site. Just by entering your own URL on the site, you can get data on the 10 rules by which they will judge your website. This includes server response time, page redirects, optimized images, and other rules that only a coding or WordPress expert would be familiar with. What is a good website without good images? However, size does matter. While a 5000-pixel by 3000-pixel image is great for framing, it's horrible for your website.

Keep in mind that most desktop screens are 1920 pixels wide and mobile screens are typically no more than 700 pixels wide. Now that the image has the correct width and height, make sure it also has the correct file size. DPI stands for “dots per inch” and is a good way to reduce image size. While a DPI of 300 is fine for many images to be printed, it is excessive for most screens, especially for mobile devices. A DPI of 72 is quite standard for web publishing and can optimize image loading time. These URLs can point to a dead page or to a red page called “301 permanently moved” or “302 found”.

Basically, this means that your server must go to these pages before they go to the real one, a task that accumulates load time. There are many solutions to this type of problem, such as manually editing external links, deleting old pages, adding better redirect code or even recovering these pages. Finally, get your website 99.9999% secure and loading in less than 1 second. Read about how we increased Rigoroso Digital's profit margin by 23% and helped eliminate all problems from the MEP publishers website and their 3 complex websites. So, if you've had your site for a while and haven't done it before, you probably need to upgrade from PHP5,6 to PHP7,3 (valid until December 202).

In addition, the plugin reports details of the website, such as dependencies and dependents on scripts, WordPress hooks that were activated during page generation, hosting environment details, conditional query tags that the current page complies with, and much more. The WordPress host gives you an easy way to access data, manage it and send it to your visitors. If you encounter the memory size exhausted error, you can try increasing the PHP memory limit on WordPress. Using free WordPress plugins to implement redirects can sometimes cause performance problems, since most of them use the wp_redirect function, which requires code execution and additional resources.

Because they deal completely with mass storage, you can almost guarantee that prices will be cheaper than your WordPress hosting. Its employees were kicked out of the WordPress Hosting Group on Facebook after voting for themselves in multiple Facebook polls. After disabling the plugin on the site, load times improved instantly and the responsiveness of the WordPress admin panel improved. After activation, the plugin will display your PHP version in the footer area of your WordPress admin panel.

Another very powerful way to speed up WordPress is to review every request that loads on your pages and posts. By default, WordPress will attempt to increase the memory allocated to PHP to 40 MB for a single site and 64 MB for multiple sites. The problem with which WordPress sites can be encountered is when there is a large amount of data automatically loaded into the wp_options table. If your WordPress host doesn't offer staging environments, you can also use a plugin like WP Staging, although it's not that easy.

Performance indicates the number of transactions per second an application can handle and, in this report, refers to the PHP performance of your WordPress site. Background processes in WordPress are scheduled tasks that run in the background of your WordPress site. So isn't it time you started to improve it? Here's how to check your current speed along with some possible issues that could be slowing down your WordPress website.

Byron Tabbert
Byron Tabbert

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