Speed Up Your Website Load Time

Speed Up Your Website Load Time
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WordPress is a great platform but sometimes it make your site go slow, isn’t it ..? In this article, I will tell you that How You Can Speed Up Your Website Load Time …

So here I go ….

~ Why Website Speed Is Important ?

When you visit a site and it take more than 30 seconds to load the page, will you like that..? Your answer is “A Big NO”, the same thing happens with everyone. On an average your site should completely load before 7 seconds, if it doesn’t than its a matter of worry.

According to a report by the Microsoft Bing search team, a 2-second longer delay in page responsiveness reduced user satisfaction by 3.8%, increased lost revenue per user by 4.3%, and a reduced clicks by 4.3%.

Now, Google also include your site speed while ranking a site, so it will directly affect your SEO and your Alexa Rank.

 ~ Ways To Improve Your Website Speed

  1. Choose a good host : 

Without a host you cannot host your website/blog, you need a good host first and we recommend you Dreamhost which gives you flat $60 Off with free lifetime domain after using coupon code “TZL60”. Dreamhost gives you unlimited bandwidth with unlimited storage and they can good customer support desk to help you anytime.

  1. Use W3 Total Cache Plugin : 

WordPress plugins are always helpful for making a successful blog. Here, I recommend you to use a plugin called W3 Total Cache which automatically delete the cache file and it saves up your memory and also increases your sites speed load time. It is very easy to install and activate and manage. You can easily do it.

  1. Optimize Image By Using Plugin : 

Image takes alot of space and also they slow down your site which is not good for your site. Fortunately, there is a free plugin called WP Smush which automatically reduces the image size without affecting the quality.

  1. Optimize WP Database : 

There are many plugins available to use but I will recommend you to use WP-OptimizeThis plugin lets you do just one simple task: optimize the your database (spam, post revisions, drafts, tables, etc.) to reduce their overhead.

You can try WP-DB Manager too which enables you to schedule the dates for database optimization.

  1. Disable Hotlinking And Exploitation Of Your Content : 

Hotlinking is a form of bandwidth “theft.” It occurs when other sites direct link to the images on your site from their articles making your server load increasingly high.

This can add up as more and more people “scrape” your posts or your site (and especially images) become more popular, as must do if you create custom images for your site on a regular basis.

Place this code (Green coloured) in your root .htaccess file :

disable hotlinking of images with forbidden or custom image option
RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www.)?techzealand.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www.)?google.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http(s)?://(www.)?feeds2.feedburner.com/sparringmind [NC]
RewriteRule .(jpg|jpeg|png|gif)$ – [NC,F,L]

You’ll notice I included my feed (from FeedBurner), you’ll need to replace it with your feed’s name, otherwise your images won’t appear correctly there.

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