By following these simple rules, you can make your WordPress site faster.
The first thing that can slow down your website is the images you use. Most often, images have large file sizes, which slows down page loading. Therefore, it is necessary to compress all the images on your website before adding them.
To compress images, I use this compressor that reduces image size without losing quality: https://compressor.io
You can check the page weight of your website using this resource GTMetrix. Try compressing your images and then use this resource to compare how your website loads before and after image optimization: https://gtmetrix.com
Here you can check your website’s speed and find additional guidelines: https://pagespeed.web.dev
The second thing to pay attention to is the number of plugins you use on your website. If you use too many plugins, your site may become slow because plugins utilize the MySQL database. Carefully consider which plugins are truly necessary. Use only licensed plugins and templates, as plugins downloaded from unknown sources may contain malicious code that can, at the very least, slow down your website.
Which template to use?
I won’t provide a review of templates or recommend specific ones, but I’ll tell you about the one I use and why it’s good.
The advantage of this template is that it has built-in SEO functionality, so you don’t need additional SEO plugins. SEO plugins also consume a lot of resources.
Next, consider your hosting provider choice. The best option for websites is to use a dedicated server or cloud server. You can also purchase a dedicated server and test the loading speed of your website pages on different servers (your current hosting and VPS). Compare the results to determine which hosting provider is faster for your website.