Running a website on WordPress creates a huge strain on the server, as it has to grab not only the code, but also data from the database. Because of this, we often see poor server response times in our testing of WordPress websites on page speed tools. Thankfully, there are a few ways we can decrease this and make WordPress websites load faster.
Most webhosts are using PHP versions in the 5 range, such as 5.4 or 5.6. But there is a new PHP technology and it is running in the 7 range, including 7.0 and 7.1. By adopting the new PHP technology, you can make your website over 60% faster. Its a bit like a computer with Windows 98 being upgraded to the current Windows 10. It’s newer, better, and faster.
The problem is that almost all webhosts are still using PHP5, so to get the benefits of PHP7, you need to find a webhost which is an early adopter. One of those companies is SiteGround.
But the benefits of SiteGround don’t stop there. They also provide a customised caching plugin for WordPress, which further boosts your site speed, and provide a 1-click upgrade to the Cloudflare CDN. So by applying both of these bonus features to the PHP7 capability, you end up with a super blazing fast WordPress website.
In fact, we recently tested a website by migrating it over to the SiteGround servers, and we reduced the server response time from 1.8 sec to 0.3 sec.
But that’s not all. SiteGround also throw in an SSL certificate free of charge. Other webhosts typically charge between $50 and $100 per year for a security certificate, but with Siteground, you can take the site from http to https for free.
CLICK HERE to sign up for a SiteGround Web Hosting account. All packages come with big initial discounts for new customers. Personally we recommend the GoGeek packages as they are the top-level and the fastest. They will also transfer your website from your current webhost to their servers free of charge, so if you are in need of the fastest web hosting for your wordpress website, you simply must go with SiteGround.