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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by CuriousMe :), Jul 28, 2017.

  1. CuriousMe :)

    CuriousMe :) Regular Member

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    Hy bhw, Can anyone speed up my site? Its currently at 4+ seconds, I can give a free shootout for 10 days when my site reaches 1k views a day, Its been 4 days since its online.
    PM if interested :)
     
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    I am going to assume it is a wordpress blog?

    Firstly, is the traffic real or just bot/crawlers? These bot traffic and crawlers can hamper your web server's resources heavily, thus causing your website to load slowly.

    Install the following 2 Wordpress Plugins:

    1) Bot Block or StopBadBot
    2) WP Fastest Cache

    If possible, buy the premium license of WP Fastest Cache and use the image optimisation tool. Optimise all images and you would save lots of kilobytes, thus making loading speed a breeze. Then enable all minify js, css, and other options. Enable caching too. Your website speed should improve drastically.

    Point to take note: if your website is an ecommerce site, you may want to email the plugin developer for advice. Caching certain parts of an ecommerce site could cause some issues with the shopping cart and such.

    EDIT: You're using too many plugins. I'm only using WP Fastest Cache and they have all the features you've mentioned. I'm not related to the developer of the plugin nor am I trying to spam it here. You may want to check if WP Super Cache has similar options to those other plugins you've installed as more plugins means more codes being inserted in each page/post.
     
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    Hey, I use smushit pro and wp super cache+ autoptimize+wp optimizer+lazy loader
     
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    What does google insighs says to you friend?
     
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    I am gonna try it now, thanks, I owe you:)
     
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    Definitively try caching. Cache is deleted after a period of time and when it's deleted the first visitor will trigger cache regeneration. Simply put - the person that visits the page for the first time, after cache deletion, will have to wait a bit.

    I solve this by using a bot, that visits my site and all subpages everyday at midnight. So if cache was deleted recently, the bot triggers cache regeneration.
     
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    I just host my sites on my own vps.
    I pay $20 for a linode VPS which has enough ram and storage to store all my sites and then some... All my sites now load a lot faster than shared hosting.

    To test the speeds you can check out https://gosatya.com/ and compare with your websites.

    FPT by Pingdom is a good tool to measure site speed. Check that out too.

    If you want to host your sites this way, you will have to host your emails elsewhere. but that is not a huge problem for me as I don't need custom email for most of my projects. If I do, I just buy email hosting from GoDaddy which is pretty cheap imo.
     
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    I am switching to vps once I make a steady income, i have read a few threads here, they look promising :)
     
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    You can always start out with the 10dollar VP's if you don't have too many websites.

    To get help setting up your server, just google "os name lamp tutorial digital ocean"
    I use Ubuntu 16.04 so I search for "Ubuntu 16.04 lamp tutorial digital ocean"

    Digital ocean is a cloud hosting provider and their tutorials are on point every single time.
     
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    Thanks bro! Can I pm you when I have questions about this? :)
     
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    Sure, no problem bro.
     
  12. Munna Hossain

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    Page loading time is really a crucial factor. You will loose your almost 50% traffic if you have slow page load. So you must increase your site speed. It is also an SEO and ranking issue.
    There are different issues that why page load slowly.
    At first, if your traffic increases suddenly when this occurs. In this case, your web host can solve your problem. You should use perfect web hosting service with exact uptime. You can try A2 web host, Bluehost, Inmotion and more.
    Image size is also important. You should use an optimized image, use JPEG image rather than PNG.
    You should remove unwanted plugin if you are in Wordpress. If you are in blogger then remove unwanted widgets, fix the coding error, remove too many ads.
    Wordpress user can use W3 Total Cache, this plugin is really helpful.
    Thanks.
     
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    I'd say test your site with google page speed. It will show some recommendations in order to increase your site speed. So, follow that then you'll get it done. Actually, the site speed factor is based on several factors that could be reducing your speed. It could be heavy images, server response, caches, unnecessary plug-ins, etc. I hope it helps, mate!
     
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    you can use wordpres pluging to speed up
     
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    i would recommend Autoptimize, done pretty well job,
    There are advance settings after installation , tons of useful stuff! . minify,merge,etc

    Note: if you have external js,fonts,css you will be unable to put expired headers on them, gzip them,compress, or any other manipulation
     
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