With these great advantages, WordPress also has its own disadvantages such as website becoming slow with the passage of time or perhaps from the very first day of website launching. WordPress itself has nothing to do with the slowness; it’s dependent upon a number of things for the speed factor.
7 Reasons Why Your WordPress Website is slow
- Cheap or Unreliable Hosting
- Outdated WordPress version
- Outdated Plugins or Too Many Plugins
- Large images/ Images not resized properly
- Tracking, Heatmap, Subscriber Opt-in and Analytic scripts
- Too many elements on Website’s landing page
- No cache or cache system not properly configured
Speed Up WordPress Website
1. Cheap or Unreliable website hosting
- SSD Disk Space
- Physical and Virtual both Memories on a shared hosting account to be at least 2GB
- IOPS should be at least 2048
- I/O Capacity should be more than 4090
- Entry Processes should be equal to or more than 50.
How do we relate these things with the Slow WordPress Website?
2. Outdated WordPress Version
3. Outdated Plugins or Too Many Plugins
4. Large Images or Images not resized properly
- The website has 5 sections, and each section has an image beside content and image weight is around 1.5MB, then the total weight of 5 images will be 7.5MB, which is huge.
- It will increase your page size to approximately 9MB when loaded with all scripts and CSS files.
- Your website is doomed! Bang.
How to avoid and how to check this issue?
5. Tracking, Heatmap, Subscriber Opt-in and Analytic Scripts
- Monitoring website visitors
- Website’s incoming traffic
- Checking user reaction to certain elements or buttons
- Monitoring user behavior on the website
- Conversion tracking for eCommerce
- Monitoring of conversions from CPC Campaigns.
- Displaying Popups to visitors to subscribe to your mailing list
- Latest trends
6. Too many elements loading on Home Page
- Many areas displaying blog posts.
- Facebook, Twitter, and other social media widgets.
- Subscriber boxes to signup for mailing lists
7. No Cache or Cache not Configured properly
- Hosting server cache
- WordPress caching plugin
- CDN (content delivery network) cache
- Browser cache