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How to improve the performance of your WordPress blog is an often asked and discussed question. Depending on your exact circumstances, there are hundreds of right answers. In this post, I’ll share my top 6 tips to improve WordPress load time and speed based on the experience I have made with my blog. I will also point out areas that still need improvement.
One of the most important factors on performance is your hosting provider. If you host your blog on a server that shares its memory and CPU cycles with 10,000 others websites, don’t expect great results. That was one of the reasons, why I moved my blog from Bluehost to Flywheel. Of course, you have to balance income vs. expenses. I don’t blog for a living, and my goal is to not spend more money on it than what I earn through ads and affiliate programs. As you can see in the screenshot below, I’m already over the soft-limit of what my Flywheel plan offers, regarding visitor count and storage utilization. By moving up to a bigger plan, which comes with more resources (CPU cycles, memory), my blog would probably perform better, but it would cost much more than what I’m currently paying.