This is the area thats hardly looked by many bloggers.Many go for improving the speed of the blog by using some plugins or by playing with the WordPress code of your blog and some choose premium hosting with high payment.Yes by choosing premium hosting you can improve the speed of the to some extend,you need a proper configuration to reach bleeding speed.Many of Free hosting are using cloud technology at the back end that many didn’t know,so with proper configuration with free hosting can load your site at blazing speed that’s offered by premium hosting provider for eg:-you can test homepage of this site on tools.pingdom.com or Google pageinsights,even though we are from free hosting and takes only less than 3sec to load.
Visitor to your site not here to see the look or the style of your site,they are here to just to read the contents of your blog.If you are using so many plugins at the backend,each time your wordpress site is loaded the plugins contents are also loaded invisibly which in turn puts up the server load and slow down your website.And when ever you crosses the server load limits that is 25 for many of the premium hosting plans and 10 for freehosting ,you can see a message “CPU LIMIT EXCEEDED“this message will be shown on your site for the entire day.This is one of the worst thing that can happen to newbie bloggersSo guys throw away your unwanted or fancy plugins,use only minimum plugins.
Its a hectic job to find out the server load of each activated plugin that you are using in your blog.One way to find out the server load of each plugin is by deactivating each one of them individually and then login into hosting cpanel to check the server load.Another simple method is by using a plugin called P3 – Plugin Profiler developed by Godaddy,you can download this plugin and activate this plugin as like the one you are doing for all other plugins.After activation click on scan option from plugins>installed plugins (or from tools P3 – Plugin Profiler)then click on scan and manual scan from the popup,it will open your sites home page in an embedded mode,click on i am done button at the bottom left side.The plugin will give the info about server load of almost all the activated plugin in a pie chart model.
From the various chart findout the plugin that uses most percent of the server load,and if it dont mind you throw that plugin away.Note that even if you are using two plugins activated,P3 – Plugin Profiler will show the server load usage considering that two plugins (ie if one plugin is having server load of 60% then the remaining plugin will have a load of say 40%).So use the plugins thats needed by you.
Some other techniques
- Try to use content delivery network(CDN) like cloudflare to save your bandwidth and to reduce server loads.
- Use a premium or free theme from a premium theme creator,if you are using any framework with child theme choose the correct child theme.
- Dont stay logged to admin panel for hours ie do the work and log out.
- Dont prep up your blogs home page with 15 or 20 posts.
Hope your blog loads at bleeding speed after applying what have written in this post.