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 GreenGeeks.
In fact, we recently tested a website by migrating it over to the GreenGeeks servers, and we reduced the server response time from 1.8 sec to 0.3 sec.
But that’s not all. GreenGeeks 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 GreenGeeks, you can take the site from http to https for free.
CLICK HERE to sign up for a GreenGeeks Web Hosting account. All packages come with big initial discounts for new customers. 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 GreenGeeks.