Improving The Speed Of Your WordPress Site
We all how important is a page loading time for a site owners especially if you’re having an eCommerce site and really what it matters to you and your users. Most of the users expect a web page to load less than 2 seconds and if it takes more than that then assume that most of the users visits your site will abandon your site and leads it to higher bounce rate. Even a second matters when it comes to page load time and it’s the big deal.
Here is some ways to fix your web page load time:
1. It’s all start from choosing the web hosting. Did you get the right hosting? Hosting should be highly qualitative and it’s the obvious in today’s world and in most of the cases this one could be good enough to win you some additional & valuable seconds. So here all the hosting firms supports this WordPress CMS and they offers special perks for users including WordPress installation scripts, specific hosting plans optimized for WordPress. Based on my experience you should go with Pagely, WP Engine, DigitalOcean or SiteGround.
2. Caching Plugins for WordPress: Well slow loading times really harms your website in many ways than in one way and you can drastically improve on this with the help of caching plugins which has the greatest impact. This caching plugins will create some copies of pages which WordPress already compiled. These ready copies will be shown to your visitors immediately, so that pages of your website don’t have to be made up together each particular time. You could use this plugins to increase your website loading times such as W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache.
3. Images leads to slow loading: Websites without images really sucks big time and in return we start up dropping high resolution images to have some beauty for our website. This is where you need to optimize images to speed up load time. Even with the help of WP Smush plugin just to optimize and to removes all unnecessary stuffs from your images and other alternative image option is lazy loading of images – when only those picture displayed on a screen at that very moment are loaded, and the other ones will be loaded when you scroll and need them with the help of BJ Lazy Load plugin.
4. CDN (Content Deliver Network) is a system of distributed servers (network) that deliver webpages and other Web content to a user based on the geographic locations of the user, the origin of the webpage and a content delivery server. In case if you’ve a website in USA and one of your user from India visits to your site then CDN will deliver a content from the server that is nearest to him and here the content travels lesser (the bigger the distance, the longer the wait). Here i would recommend to go with MaxCDN, CloudFlare, Amazon CloudFront.