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.