Speed, caching, load times… your WordPress site’s performance is vital to its longevity. From your site visitors’ experience to the SEO impact of performance, you want to make sure this is one of the most important aspects of any website build.

Tools to Check your Website’s Loading Time

When optimising WordPress sites, you always need to check how long it takes to load your pages, and you need a good reliable tool to do that, as your own internet connection might be unreliable, or there could be caching distorting the results.

Here are some good tools that can help you with benchmarking.

If you need help in making your website go faster, get in touch because we can help out with that.

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Optimize your Site’s Performance with GTmetrix for WordPress is the highly popular tool for analysing and optimizing the performance of your website. By applying both Google PageSpeed and Yahoo! YSlow tests to your site, GTmetrix can help you develop a faster, more efficient, and all-around improved website experience for your users.

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The Ultimate Guide to Setting Up a WordPress VPS – Part 2

In this tutorial, the second part of our WordPress VPS series, I’m going to walk through setting up a web server using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty, NGiNX, PHP-FPM and MySQL. I use this setup for all of my servers, and this post is my way of remembering the process, and maybe help some others out.

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Using CloudFlare with WordPress

We’ve recently started using the CloudFlare service on WPMayor, and are very happy with it. For those who haven’t heard of it yet, CloudFlare is a FREE system that acts as a proxy between your visitors and our server. By acting as a proxy, CloudFlare caches static content for your site, which lowers the number of requests to our servers, but still allows visitors to access your site.

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WordPress Speed Optimization Guide

The load speed of your website is essential, you need a fast site because slow sites annoy users, meaning less visitors to your site. Secondly, search engines also consider the speed of your site when generating their rankings. There are a number of factors influencing the load speed of a WordPress site, so in this post we will examine the top 5 factors that affect WP site load speed.

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