Have you noticed the load times on your WordPress powered website aren’t so fast? Well, you’re certainly not alone.
Many of us run our sites on shared hosting platforms. They’re very affordable and convenient. After all, most site owners won’t have the resources to hire their own IT department and run an in-house server.
The downside of most shared hosting is that a WordPress site with a good bit of content and traffic can slow down significantly. There are, of course, more expensive types of hosting that alleviate much of the problem (usually with automated caching and more server resources). Then again, most of us don’t have that type of room in our budget.
The good news is that there are some things that we can do to boost the speed of our snail-like sites. Let’s take a look:
The Simple Stuff
Here are some basic things you can do to speed up your WordPress install: