There are some really simple things you can do right now (anybody can do these things without any technical knowhow) and get an instant increase in speed for your WordPress based website. Is your website slow? Ok -so follow these steps and see it load faster!
Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
I recommend these settings (depending on your web host):
Everything else unchecked or disabled.
Reduce image file sizes, improve performance and boost your SEO using the free WPMU DEV WordPress Smush API.
This plugin is very easy to use.
It runs for x minutes and then gives you a summary of how much your images are reduced in file size and will load faster.
Cloudflare is really easy to setup and takes only a few minutes and is free. Go to https://www.cloudflare.com and create a free account.
You now have a good first level of security setup against attacks.
You have saved bandwidth on your server and your site is served from a Content Delivery Network (CDN).
Even if you just set up caching and reduce the file sizes of your images your WordPress website will see dramatic improvements. If you want to see more improvements in speed currently you will have to follow our technical tips.
Content Author: Sam Deering (http://www.fullstack.com)
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