Category: Make my site faster

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How to Clean up Your wp_options Table and Autoloaded Data

[ad_1] Today we’re going to take a look at the wp_options table in your WordPress database. This is one area which often gets overlooked when it comes to overall WordPress and database performance. Especially on older and large sites, this can be the culprit for slow query times on your site due to autoloaded data that

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How to Optimally Offload PDF, DOCX, and MP3 Hosting

[ad_1] When it comes to hosting, there will always be limitations, even if they aren’t advertised. There is no such thing as unlimited disk space or unlimited bandwidth. Certain hosts might market it this way, but then end up either suspending your account or charging overage fees. We don’t like this approach and make our

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How to Add Expires Headers in WordPress

[ad_1] Did you just run your WordPress site through a speed test tool only to be told that you need to “Add Expires headers” to your WordPress site? Expires headers help you leverage browser caching, which lets you speed up your site’s load times. Beyond that, they’re also part of YSlow’s performance recommendations, which means

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How to Fix the “Specify a Cache Validator” Warning

[ad_1] Are you seeing the “Specify a cache validator” warning in Pingdom, GTmetrix, or Google PageSpeed Insights on your WordPress site? This is due to missing HTTP caching headers which should be included on every origin server response, as they both validate and set the length of the cache. If the headers aren’t found, it

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How to Disable WP-Cron (wp-cron.php) for Faster Performance

[ad_1] CRON jobs are used to schedule tasks at periodic fixed times, dates, or intervals on your WordPress site. Some examples of a WordPress cron job might involve scheduling a post to publish, checking for updates, or a backup plugin running on a predefined schedule. In WordPress, this is handled by WP-Cron, which is used to simulate a

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MySQL Storage Engine – How to Convert MyISAM to InnoDB

[ad_1] One of the biggest reasons that large-scale WordPress sites slow down is because their database hasn’t been optimized. A lot of older sites are still using the MyISAM storage engine in their database. Over recent years, InnoDB has shown to perform better and be more reliable.  A big reason to use InnoDB over MyISAM,

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How to Fix “Specify a Vary: Accept-Encoding Header” Warning

[ad_1] Are you seeing the “Specify a Vary: Accept-Encoding Header” warning in Pingdom, GTmetrix, or Google PageSpeed Insights on your WordPress site? This is an HTTP header and should be included on every origin server response, as it tells the browser whether or not the client can handle compressed versions of the content. For example, let’s say