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How to optimize WordPress Website for shared Hosting

This article is about the Performance and Tweaks you can make on the Linux Shared Hosting service for your WordPress website, (We recommend Linux Hosting for WordPress, in case you are not using WordPress hosting) in other words optimize WordPress for best performance.
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Table of Contents

Tools and website you require for testing and optimizing WordPress website.

  1. http://www.webpagetest.org (Measuring Performance)
  2. FireBug
  3. YSlow
  4. PageSpeed
  5. WebKit DevTools

Webpagetest

Below is a screenshot of all the options available with webpagetest.org.

webpagetest

Now, look into the result page.

webpagetest1

The goal of optimisation

  • Reduce HTTP requests
  • Reduce total data transfer
  • Reduce CPU load
  • Avoid Bottlenecks

ACT ONE: Tweaking inside WordPress

  1. Right size/compress images
  2. Check for 404’s
  3. Keep your DB under control
  4. Caching inside WordPress

 

  1. Right-sizing images :
    Try to upload the maximum pixel size you want to display, not larger.  try to Compress JPGs to 60-70% (aka 7 out of 12 in PhotoShop). Use WP Smush.it on already uploaded images to fix your past mistakes.
  2. Checking for 404’s :
    over here you can use reports from WebPageTest.org or use FirBug or webkit Dev Tools 
  1. Keep your DB under control
    Mysql DB is next you should consider looking into it use Plugins like WP DB Manager and Tame Revisions
    Plugin – Revision Control to Optimize WordPress DB
  2. Use Of Catching tools:
    W3 Total Cache improves (Cache is even used by Google to show default page even without internet connection ) the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times, and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration. So we recommend installing W3 Cache this Video explains the difference between wordpress with W3 and without W3.

In the above video, LabSecrets is also talking about the benefits of using CDN with w3Cache which will reduce your website load time.

W3TC Do’s & Dont’s for shared hosting

  • Do test settings
  • Don’t assume turning everything up to 11 will work well… it won’t.
  • Do take the time to figure out minifying and combing files makes a huge difference
  • Don’t forget to prime your cache
  • Try Auto (Performance>General Settings)

Act Two: On your Shared Hosting Server

Switch to a newer version of PHP, this can be done from Cpanel Hosting from our Linux Shared hosting Panel.

“PHP 5.2 to 5.3 – WordPress 15% faster and PHP 5.4 is even faster”

All our shared hosting account come with the latest PHP version but if you have to host from some other company look for PHP config under Cpanel.

php_conffig

I really hope this helped all you WordPress loverss to love your website, even more, do keep updating your WordPress with the latest version and use an SSL certificate for add-on security and SEO benefits.

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How to optimize WordPress Website for shared Hosting

This article is about the Performance and Tweaks you can make on the Linux Shared Hosting service for your WordPress website, (We recommend Linux Hosting for WordPress, in case you are not using WordPress hosting) in other words optimize WordPress for best performance.
optimize wordpress

Table of Contents

Tools and website you require for testing and optimizing WordPress website.

  1. http://www.webpagetest.org (Measuring Performance)
  2. FireBug
  3. YSlow
  4. PageSpeed
  5. WebKit DevTools

Webpagetest

Below is a screenshot of all the options available with webpagetest.org.

webpagetest

Now, look into the result page.

webpagetest1

The goal of optimisation

  • Reduce HTTP requests
  • Reduce total data transfer
  • Reduce CPU load
  • Avoid Bottlenecks

ACT ONE: Tweaking inside WordPress

  1. Right size/compress images
  2. Check for 404’s
  3. Keep your DB under control
  4. Caching inside WordPress

 

  1. Right-sizing images :
    Try to upload the maximum pixel size you want to display, not larger.  try to Compress JPGs to 60-70% (aka 7 out of 12 in PhotoShop). Use WP Smush.it on already uploaded images to fix your past mistakes.
  2. Checking for 404’s :
    over here you can use reports from WebPageTest.org or use FirBug or webkit Dev Tools 
  1. Keep your DB under control
    Mysql DB is next you should consider looking into it use Plugins like WP DB Manager and Tame Revisions
    Plugin – Revision Control to Optimize WordPress DB
  2. Use Of Catching tools:
    W3 Total Cache improves (Cache is even used by Google to show default page even without internet connection ) the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times, and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration. So we recommend installing W3 Cache this Video explains the difference between wordpress with W3 and without W3.

In the above video, LabSecrets is also talking about the benefits of using CDN with w3Cache which will reduce your website load time.

W3TC Do’s & Dont’s for shared hosting

  • Do test settings
  • Don’t assume turning everything up to 11 will work well… it won’t.
  • Do take the time to figure out minifying and combing files makes a huge difference
  • Don’t forget to prime your cache
  • Try Auto (Performance>General Settings)

Act Two: On your Shared Hosting Server

Switch to a newer version of PHP, this can be done from Cpanel Hosting from our Linux Shared hosting Panel.

“PHP 5.2 to 5.3 – WordPress 15% faster and PHP 5.4 is even faster”

All our shared hosting account come with the latest PHP version but if you have to host from some other company look for PHP config under Cpanel.

php_conffig

I really hope this helped all you WordPress loverss to love your website, even more, do keep updating your WordPress with the latest version and use an SSL certificate for add-on security and SEO benefits.

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This Article is about Performance and Tweaks you can make on Linux Shared Hosting service for your WordPress website, (We recommend Linux Hosting for WordPress, in case you are not using WordPress hosting) in other words optimize WordPress for best performance.
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Tool’s and website you require for testing and optimizing WordPress website:
  1. http://www.webpagetest.org (Measuring Performance)
  2. FireBug
  3. YSlow
  4. PageSpeed
  5. WebKit DevTools
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The goal of all opitimization

  • Reduce HTTP requests
  • Reduce total data transfer
  • Reduce CPU load
  • Avoid Bottlenecks

ACT ONE  : Tweaking inside WordPress

  1. Right size/compress images
  2. Check for 404’s
  3. Keep your DB under control
  4. Caching inside WordPress
 
  1. Right sizing images : Try to upload the maximum pixel size you want to display, not larger.  try to Compress JPGs to 60-70% (aka 7 out of 12 in PhotoShop). Use WP Smush.it on already uploaded images to fix your past mistakes.
  2. Checking for 404’s : over here you can use report from WebPageTest.org or use FirBug or webkit Dev Tools  waterfall_view_404
  3. Keep your DB under control Mysql DB is next you should consider looking into it use Plugin like WP DB Manager and Tame Revisions Plugin – Revision Control to Optimize WordPress DB
  4. Use Of Catching tool’s : W3 Total Cache improves (Cache is even used by google to show default page even without internet connection ) the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration. So we recommend installing W3 Cache this Video explain the difference between with wordpress with W3 and without W3.
On the above video LabSecrets is also talking about benefits of using CDN with w3Cache which will reduce your website load time

W3TC Do’s & Dont’s for shared hosting

  • Do test settings
  • Don’t assume turning everything up to 11 will work well… it won’t.
  • Do take the time to figure out minifying and combing files it makes a huge difference
  • Don’t forget to prime your cache
  • Try Auto (Performance>General Settings)

Act Two : On your Shared Hosting Server

Switch to a newer version of PHP, this can be done from Cpanel from our Linux Shared hosting Panel.
“PHP 5.2 to 5.3 – WordPress 15% faster and PHP 5.4 is even faster”
All our shared hosting account come with latest PHP version but if you have hosting from some other company look for php config under Cpanel. php_conffig I really hope this helped all you wordpress lover to love your website even more do keep updating your worpdress with latest version and use SSL certificate for add-on security and SEO benefits.
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