WordPress Performance

Speed Up WordPress by Changing Web Hosts

We have been transitioning WordPress websites off of slower web hosts for a while now, and even just making that one change can make a huge difference. Our hosting platform includes faster response times, better caching and overall can increase the page loading time of your site.

Here are some stats from Pingdom tests on some recent transitions we have done.

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Scalable WordPress: Not a Myth

Through my entire career, I’ve run into people that didn’t believe that WordPress could scale. They looked at sites weighed down by poorly coded themes and plugins or just made assumptions based on experiences from a long time ago.

WordPress can scale to meet the needs of any size website if developed and managed correctly.

One of the clients I worked with a few years ago was a non-profit organization that was building an audio management system on top of WordPress using the new-at-the-time WordPress REST API. Their project garnered more and more attention until Google decided they were going to promote it.

I was working with a team that was responsible for the server platform that this nonprofit was using and the news about Google came in only days before the promotion was to happen. The project was going to be linked to on the homepage of Google, right below their iconic search input box.

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100ms of Latency Cost This Company 1% In Sales

Read the following paragraph and then let it soak in:

“Amazon found every 100ms of latency cost them 1% in sales. Google found an extra .5 seconds in search page generation time dropped traffic by 20%. A broker could lose $4 million in revenues per millisecond if their electronic trading platform is 5 milliseconds behind the competition.”

Let’s take a hard look at that. This came from a presentation by Greg Linden.

In the whole Managed WordPress Hosting space there’s a lot of talk about security, a lot of talk about ease of use, unfortunately, there’s not enough talk about building latent applications, about coaching companies in the art of web performance.

When building PressTitan we sought out to solve a simple set of problems. Speed, reliability, growth, and accessibility. People want a fast website, people want a reliable website, people want their websites to grow, and if they do have a problem they want to be able to talk to someone who cares, and knows how to fix it.

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