SPEEDING UP WORDPRESS MATTERS
Speeding up WordPress really matters!
Here’s why: WordPress is database-driven. What this means is every element of every object or line of content exists in the database. Therefore, a server has to find all of those elements to present the final view of the browser. Thus, to speed up your WordPress server things have to be considered.
1. TYPE OF SERVER USED: Most hosting companies use traditional SATA drive hosting platforms to drive all of their hosting services. SATA servers spin at a very high speed to locate all of the sectors containing the data needed for a site to display. However, because WordPress is so server-dependent, it performs best when hosted on a true SSD Server. What is an SSD server? It is a Solid State Drive or SSD. In effect, it is a drive that is instantaneously finding the database and presenting it to the browser within microseconds.
2. OPTIMIZATION OF YOUR SITE CONTENT ELEMENTS Websites today use many elements such as images, movies, icons, and written content plus various forms, scripts and other coded elements. Some websites use large blocks of full-width background images or movies. It is critically important for best WordPress performance, to fully optimize your images and your code.
3. GZIPPING IS RECOMMENDED Your hosting server should support gzip compression of the entire website. This one step can cut seconds off your total download time.
4. PHP7 is needed Because WordPress 5.0 is based on PHP7, running it on lower versions of PHP will slow you down. PHP7 is fast. This will speed up your WordPress processing, which in turn decreases your page download time.
These four key considerations are fundamental to running a WordPress at top performance. AWEBSTORE has been proud to have been a WordPress specialty agency for over 11 years. We have learned what it takes to turn out a gorgeous website that downloads in a matter of 1 or 2 seconds faithfully.
Speed does matter. Performance does matter!