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Improving the Performance of my Blog

Yesterday I checked the Google Analytics for my site and saw that the average page load time is approaching 8 seconds! that is way too much time (almost double what most people are willing to wait for a site to load, which is about 4 seconds). For all of you who have suffered, I’m really sorry.

My site is hosted in a very low-cost hosting service and uses WordPress, with a number of plugins, add-ins, and widgets. For starters, I’m removing all unnecessary items from my site (yes, EVERYTHING) to see how things improve. If you are missing something, please do tell me by leaving a comment. And if you have any ideas that can help make my site faster, do tell me also.

 

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3 Comments

  1. here’s my breakdown:
    http://i.imgur.com/eFaBiEf.png

    seems straightforward: your hosting sucks, with 5.65 seconds to start giving me that 30kb – I would guess it’s the time apache/php takes to generate the page, might be mysql. best guess would be disk access.
    jquery costs almost a second, and jetpack roughly the same.
    have you tried some performance analysis at the server?

    • Not much I can do on the server side. Any recommendations for a good hosting service?

      • How about AWS for complete control, flexibility and scalability?
        Try out the free usage tier for 12 months, then decide 🙂

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