Speed up WordPress

Useful WordPress htaccess Rules And Snippets

The aim of the blog post is to provide you with some useful WordPress .htaccess rules and snippets which can help to secure and speed up your website. .htaccess rules included in this blog post are for use with Apache and WordPress they are not designed to be used with NGINX or other content management systems. What Is a .htaccess File .htaccess a is a configuration file that is used on servers running the Apache Web Server software which is a very popular web server platform used by a large number of web hosting companies around the world. When a .htaccess file is placed in a directory which is in turn ‘loaded via the Apache Web Server’, then the .htaccess file is read and executed by the Apache Web Server software. The .htaccess file can be used to alter the configuration of the Apache Web Server software to enable/disable additional functionality and features the Apache Web Server software has to offer. The .htaccess file is especially useful for WordPress websites as it allows you to improve the performance/speed of the website and also make it more secure using a couple of lines of code included in the .htacess file. Default… Read More »Useful WordPress htaccess Rules And Snippets

Best WordPress Cache Plugins

What is Website caching When a visitor requests a page from your website it will ask for the information about that page from the MYSQL database which WordPress uses to store pages, posts and much more. The process of requesting the pages, posts from the MYSQL database can take time and can slow down the website. This is where caching comes in. The Caching plugin allows your website to generate cached versions or complete HTML versions of your website which means the website no longer needs to access the MYSQL database every time a visitor accesses a page instead it serves the page to the visitor from the cache stored on the server disk which makes the website load a lot faster and therefore provides the website visitor with a better user experience Why Should you Use a WordPress caching plugin? Without a WordPress caching plugin, requests for every element of your website need to be requested from the MYSQL database which can really slow a website down so caching is a great way to speed up your website to provide your website visitors with the best experience. A caching plugin offers the following benefits Speed up your website Improve… Read More »Best WordPress Cache Plugins

Speed Up Your WordPress Website

Website visitors and Google don’t like slow websites. A slow website can have a serious impact on your website’s SEO, sales, and the overall experience you offer your website visitors. This blog post will help you to easily speed up your WordPress website in a few simple steps. Why should you Speed Up Your Website? Fast websites rank higher in the Google search results Website visitors expect your website to be fast. According to Kissmetrics, 40% of visitors will abandon a website that takes longer than three seconds to load. A slow website gives the website user a bad experience which in turn will affect your conversions and sales. Bottom line is a slow website will get less traffic and sales and fast website will generate more traffic and sales. Test Your Website Speed The first thing you need to do is test your website speed using one of the following website tools which will allow you to test, measure, and monitor your overall website speed. Google Page Insights Pingdom Website Speed Test GTmetrix Hosting Company Choosing the right hosting provider is essential to the success of your website, business. You need to ensure the hosting provider is established, has a… Read More »Speed Up Your WordPress Website