If your site runs slow and you’re running WordPress, there are plenty of things that could be slowing you down. Below are few common reasons for slow performance on WordPress platforms, and how you can fix them.
- You’re running too many plugins
This is a problem for a couple of reasons. First, the more plugins you have, the more work your website has to do while it’s loading. And second, not all plugins are created equally—poor or outdated plugins can slow down site performance drastically. The solution is to not to run no needed plugins.
- Your homepage has it all
In most cases, the homepage is the first one your visitors see. So you might have designed it to show off everything you can, in order to impress new visitors. The more widgets and content you have on the front page, the longer your site takes to load.
- Selected poor web host
If you’re running the WordPress platform, you need a Web host for your site. There are free Web hosting providers, and incredibly cheap hosts. Of course, you’re interested in saving money – so you might have gone with the lowest possible price tag. But a poor web host can hurt more than money for a good host.
To select the right hosting, please review our minimal requirements.
Note please, that with increased content on your website also hosting requirements may be higher. For large websites, directory type portals we recommend you to choose powerful dedicated server increase of standard shared hosting plans or predefined WordPress plans that are usually intended for small presentation websites.
To speed up your site, we recommend to use some of the cache plugins.