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Slow site, would W3 Super Cache Help? (4 posts)

  1. bkandre
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    my blog http://www.smartbrideblog.com is painfully slow. I am wondering what plugins might help, or if I am making some glaring mistake that is making the site this slow....

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    a cache plugin could help. What's your traffic like?

    If you have very little traffic, you may have some other things to figure out.

    You have a fair amount of images, have those been web optimized?

    Are you running many plugins?

    Caching won't speed your site up for you, admins do not see a cached site when logged in. It will help page load times for visitors.

    You may also need to look into your hosting, what's their reputation like for speed?

  3. bkandre
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My traffic used to be around 4000/month, but in May it dropped drastically, and I am wondering if the site speed is part of that. All of my content is unique so I doubt it had to do with the Farmer update.

    Hosting is through Godaddy, and I've never had issues before.

    I do have a fair number of plugins installed.

    I want to improve speed for the visitors not myself.

    Thanks!

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmm.... that's not too bad, as far as traffic.

    I'm on godaddy, and get about double that on one of my sites, and I have no issues. But I was just moved to a new server not that long ago.

    I've never had an issue with it, but I read a lot of complaints about godaddy overselling their servers, causing an overload, thus slow load times.

    A cache plugin can definitely help load time for your visitors. They can be a bit tricky on godaddy.... I've had some issues along the way with them. At least a while ago anyway

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