After creating your WordPress website you feels that your site is slow to load. What are the reasons behind it and how we can speed it up.
Today in this post I am going to share some points, which are responsible to slow down the speed and how to overcome from it.
Before discussing those points we should know what is the importance of speeding up our site.
Importance of Increasing speed of site.
From last few years we have seen that average waiting time to see a website is decreased, So you have very less time to show your content on a site.
And if your site loads slow then user will leave your site before loading your site. It will directly effect your business.
So at the last if you want to increase visit at your site, want more and more subscriber, and want to generate revenue, then you need to speed up your WordPress site.
How to check speed of your site.
There are plenty of options to check speed of your site. Some main tools are here.
This is a tool which allows you to test speed from different location. Here you will get two option, at first you have to write your domain name and in second you can choose location, and start testing your site.
– Page Speed Insights.
This is a Google tool, Just you need to put your domain name and hit “Analyze” Button.
It will give you complete details of your site.
Key Factor to Speed Up Your Site Speed.
Here we are going to discuss some points which should be remembered while creating WordPress site.
a. Image size.
Images you are using in your site should be small in size, So before uploading image you should check size, If it has large size then try reducing its size.
You can use tinypng tool to reduce size.
It decreases file size without compromising qaulity of image.
Image format used in this site is ‘.png’ and ‘.jpg’.
b. Unnecessary Plugin.
In WordPress market there are thousands of plugin which are used in sites to increase efficiency. But it also directly effect our speed.
So you have to be carefully while choosing the plugin for your site.
If you are using more than one plugin then find out currently which is not usable and remove those plugin.
c. Try to use cache plugin.
Cache plugin plays a very important role in speeding site. There are many free plugin avaialable at “wordpress.org” which can be used.
d. A good hosting provider.
Last but not the least a good hosting service provider also decides the performance of your site. So carefully choose your hosting provider.
Instead of using shared hosting try to get a dedicated server for site.
Because shared hosting is distributing same space to other user also, in the other hand deicated server only gives space and bandwidth to your site only.
There are many best hosting provider available in market, you can choose then one which is best suited for your site and in budget.
e. Some more points to remember.
– Keep your WordPress updated
– Upload video on video server like youtube, vimeo etc
I hope this documentation helped you to understand why site is running slow and how to solve those issues.
So what are you waiting for, go ahead and try these points, Definitely it will help you. Do share your comments if you like this post. You can also visit to our support forum for any query.