If you are hosting your WordPress blog on a cheap shared hosting plan like GoDaddy or Hostgator, then you should setup these basic optimisations to really get the fastest speed you can. This is important for google SEO ranking, as site loading times are considered important ranking factors.
1. How to pick a good shared hosting package
2. Setup Caching
3. Theme Framework
4. Optimize Images
6. PHP Plugins
7. Disable Comments and Trackbacks
8. Setup Gzip
9. Setup a CDN
Test out your website now. Open a fresh browser window in incognito code, open up the network tab and inspect the download time of your webpage. If you haven’t setup caching on your server you will most probably notice the very first file to download (the index file) may take a full second to even begin downloading. Once you setup caching you should be able to bring that time down to 100-150ms.
From picking the right framework, to optimisations, the video above also covers all the tricks to get your site to download quickly to your browser.
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