How to speed up a WordPress website?

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Having a slow WordPress website is the worst thing. It will not only impact your rankings but also your customers won’t visit your website. 

So, if you want better rankings in search results and also want your visitors to stay on your website, you should prefer speeding up your website. Therefore, we will here see how to speed up the website. 

Don’t worry, we will not go too technical, these are the easy things you can do to increase the performance and optimize WordPress page speed

Hosting and CDN

Hosting account plays an important role when it comes to speeding up the website. So, you should go with the best hosting company that provides maximum speed and the least amount of loading time. 

The next thing you can do is have a CDN on your website. CDN stands for Content Delivery Network. It will distribute your website's data into various locations and serve the data from the data center that is nearest to your visitor. For instance, if your server is in the USA, it would take more time to load in Asian countries. So, when you have a CDN, it will load the data from the Asian data center. This will increase performance. 

Have a cache plugin

When someone opens your website, the browser sends a request to the server. Thereafter, all the data is loaded from the server. If you want to decrease this time, you can have a cache plugin for WordPress. It will save the static elements of the website on the cache memory. The data from cache memory will load faster than the data from the server memory. Hence, you will get a better speed. 

Compress the images

The maximum amount of loading time is due to the images. You surely can’t remove the images as they are necessary. But what you can do is compress those images. There are plugins available on the WordPress directory that will help you compress all the images in bulk. You can use one of those plugins to speed up the website. 

Clean unnecessary things

Whether it’s an image or post revision, if you don’t need it, you should try deleting those things. Further, you should also deactivate the plugins that you are not using. The same thing goes with the theme. Doing these things will speed up your website. Also, you should delete the images that you are not using.

Final words

To conclude, these are a couple of ways you can speed up a WordPress website. There are many other things that you can do to speed up the website. You can use the AMP version for mobile devices. Further, you should have a regular scan for your website. It will ensure that your website is loading at the same speed. You can install a plugin for every single thing. You can also minify the javascript, CSS file, etc. There are plugins available for each of this task, you can quickly do it with ease. Trying all these things will speed up your WordPress websites. If you hit your limitations, you should consider the WordPress care plan which will monitor and improve your page speed on a regular basis.

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