29 Jul

7 Quick Tips To Optimize Your WordPress Blog

Optimize WordPress And Reduce CPU Usage

WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world today. But if you’re not using it properly, it can cause high load and performance issues on your website. Recently, I got around 1,00,000 visitors within 3 days on one of my website via StumbleUpon but due to the high consumption of resources, it lead to temporary suspension of my hosting account twice during that period (I am using shared hosting).
Here are some tips for optimizing your WordPress blog and reduce the CPU consumption of the PHP script.

Optimize WordPress And Reduce CPU Usage

1) Install WP Super Cache Plugin (Recommended)

WP Super Cache Plugin is a really fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files. By using this plugin, 99% of your visitors will be served static html files and your website would be able to handle instant high traffic from social bookmarking sites like Digg or StumbleUpon.
Best alternative to this plugin is WP Total Plugin.

2) Disable all CPU Intensive Plugins

– Most of the related posts plugins such as Yet Another Related Post Plugin(YARPP) cause high load on your website.
Read: Best Alternative To Yet Another Related Posts โ€“ Efficient Related Posts Plugin
– StatCounter & various other statistics plugins should also be disabled, as these consume too much CPU in most of the cases. Use only Google Analytics for statistics.
– Plugins to post automatically on WordPress should be disabled as they also cause high load and performance issues.
– Consider switching to Greg’s High Performance SEO for your SEO needs. Gregโ€™s plugin output only 700 lines of code per page view as compared to other SEO plugins which outputs 1000-2000 lines of code.
– Any other plugins that are not in use should also be disabled.

See Also: 5 Best Free Tools To Test The Speed of Your Website

3) Do not use CPU Intensive Themes

– Do not use themes in which page loads are generating too many errors in your Error Log (Check in your cPanel under Logs)
– Disable Dynamic Image resizing function in your theme.
– Most of the free themes are CPU Intensive. So, try to use Thesis Themes or any other premium theme.

4) Use WP-Optimize Plugin

WP-Optimize Plugin lets you to clean up your WordPress database & optimize it without phpMyAdmin.

See Also:
7 Tips For On Page Optimization Techniques For SEO Success
3 Tips For Off Page Optimization Techniques For SEO Success

5) Avoid Spam bots to target your website. Use CAPTCHA to prevent comment spam.

6) Avoid hosting large number of websites under the same account as it can increase the crawl rates and load on the server, as many search engine bots try to index your websites.

7) If everything else fails, Switch to Better Hosting. Try Hostgator. (Recommended)

Read: Top 11 Things To Consider Before Choosing A Web Hosting Provider

After making all these changes, my website is now able to handle any amount of traffic with no CPU consumption and performance issues.
If there are any questions regarding this, don’t hesitate to ask in comments. ๐Ÿ™‚

20 Jul

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Hostgator Coupon Code

HostGator is one of the leading provider of web hosting services such as shared hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated servers and VPS hosting. More than 80 Lacs websites all over the world use HostGator as their trusted web hosting provider.
I have been using Hostgator for around 1 year now and I’m really satisfied with their world class network infrastructure and tech support. So, if you are planning to start your new blog or website – I would recommend to go for Hostgator.

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How To Get 25% Off on Hostgator Deal

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– Add the package to cart.
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– Enjoy the deal.

Start Your Website or Blog For 25% Off – Hostgator Coupon Code

See Also:
Why WordPress? WordPress.com or WordPress.org?
How to Install WordPress and Start Blogging โ€“ Complete Guide