If you’re looking to improve the speed of your WordPress site, the web hosting you use should be the first place you focus on.
WordPress hosting is the foundation of your WordPress site speed. You can have a lightweight WordPress theme and plugins, but if your host is slow, your page speed scores will suffer no matter what.
Say your WordPress site is a skyscraper. You can build the tallest, most elegant skyscraper in the world, but if the foundation of the building is sand, the building would collapse upon itself every time.
That’s why the hosting you use is absolutely crucial to having a fast WordPress site that will pass all of Google’s Core Web Vitals.
Whether you’re a beginner who knows nothing when it comes to WordPress hosting or a more advanced user, there’s an option for you.
Stop Using Slow Hosting
Hosts owned by EIG (Endurance International Group) such as Bluehost and HostGator are notorious for being slow, having poor support, and are full of bad customer reviews.
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Are you Using Slow Hosting?
To figure out if you’re using slow hosting, go to KeyCDN’s Performance Test, enter the URL for your site including “https://“, and click “Test.”
This test is going to ping your URL from 10 different locations around the world and report your TTFB (Time To First Byte) for each of those locations.
Here is the KeyCDN Performance Test for Start Blogging 101:
Look at the right-most column labeled TTFB (Time To First Byte) and note the times. Check the TTFB times closest to your hosting server location.
For example, the hosting server for Start Blogging 101 is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Let’s look at the TTFB for the locations closest to the server.
All of these TTFB times are below 200 ms so my hosting performance is excellent.
What are your TTFB scores for the locations closest to your hosting server? Do you need faster hosting?