Why you should choose Dedicated Hosting?

Over the years research has shown that nearly half of web users expect a site to load in 2 seconds or less, and they tend to abandon a site that isn’t loaded within 3 seconds. Website speed is the first impression you ever make and website hosting provider and technology you choose can have a significant effect on your page load times.

What is Dedicated Hosting?

Dedicated hosting is a service provided by web hosting companies that allows users to rent out entire dedicated servers. Using dedicated hosting is ideal if you have a growing site or if you already have a high-traffic website and you are seeking a dedicated source of bandwidth.

Dedicated hosting is always preferable over shared as you don’t need to worry about other websites hosted on the same server, sharing the same resources that can slow down your website.

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Benefits of Dedicated Hosting:

  • Enhanced performance
  • Completely customizable
  • Better security

Enhanced performance: Dedicated hosting is not shared in any way with other users. All the hardware and software resources on the server are dedicated to your account only which maximise your overall site performance.

Completely customizable: Shared hosting force every user to share their hosting space under the same common operating system and web server, whereas dedicated hosting does not have this restriction and is fully customizable. You can add your preferred programs, applications, and scripts whenever you want. This full customization potential makes dedicated hosting the best choice over shared hosting.

Better security: Dedicated hosting provides better security over shared hosting as their resources are dedicated to your account only, hence there are very less chances of acquiring viruses, malware and spyware.

To provide blazing speed and tougher security to my client’s WordPress sites, I always use and recommend SiteGround.

WP Super Minify

WP Super Minify


Version:1.5.1
Requires:3.5 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.3
Released:05 October 2014
Downloads:163129
Last Updated:21 March 2017
Ratings:
3.9
(3.9 star out of 5)

Description:

WP Super Minify is a WordPress plugin, minifies, caches and combine JavaScript and CSS files into a single file on demand to speed up page loads, using Minify PHP Framework and minit.

By activating this plugin, you will see the source of your HTML, inline JavaScript and CSS are now compressed and your external Javascript and CSS files are combined into a single file. The size will be smaller and quite helpful to improve your page load speed as well as google page speed and yslow grade (if you care).

To check whether this plugin works properly, simply view your site source or press Ctrl + U from your keyboard. In the end of the source, you should see message something like:
*** Total size saved: 11.341% | Size before compression: 27104 bytes | Size after compression: 24030 bytes. ***

Installation:

  • 1. Upload the ‘wp-super-minify’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/‘ directory
  • 2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  • 3. That’s it!

FAQ:

What does this plugin do?
This plugin minifies, caches and combine JavaScript and CSS files into a single file on demand to speed up page loads. It uses the latest modified time in filename generation to ensure freshness, and loads all external Javascript files asynchronously.

Any specific requirements for this plugin to work?
No.

Is that it?
Pretty much, yeah.

Screenshots:

wp-performance-score-booster screenshot 1(1) Admin Settings

wp-performance-score-booster screenshot 2(2) Combined CSS files into a single CSS file (view source)

wp-performance-score-booster screenshot 3(3) Sample results (pingdom)

WP Performance Score Booster

WP Performance Score Booster



Version:1.8
Requires:3.5 or higher
Compatible up to:4.8.3
Released:26 August 2014
Downloads:257589
Last Updated:03 July 2017
Ratings:
4.3
(4.3 star out of 5)

Description:

WP Performance Score Booster is a WordPress plugin, helps you to speed-up page load times and improve website performance scores in services like PageSpeed, YSlow, Pingdom and GTmetrix. It will remove any query strings from static resources like CSS & JS files, enable GZIP compression (compress text, html, javascript, css, xml and so on), add Vary: Accept-Encoding headers and set expires caching (leverage browser caching) to boost website performance scores.
 

Installation:

  • 1. Upload the ‘wp-performance-score-booster’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/‘ directory
  • 2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  • 3. That’s it!

FAQ:

What does this plugin do?
It speed-up page load times and improve website scores in services like PageSpeed, YSlow, Pingdom and GTmetrix. It will remove any query strings from static resources like CSS & JS files, enable GZIP Compression (compress text, html, javascript, css, xml and so on), add Vary: Accept-Encoding header and set expires caching (leverage browser caching).

Any specific requirements for this plugin to work?
– GZIP compression should be enabled in your web-server (apache?). If not then you can ask your web hosting provider.
– .htaccess in your WordPress root folder must have write permissions.

Is that it?
Pretty much, yeah.

Screenshot:

wp-performance-score-booster screenshotAdmin Settings