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    One of the best ways to increase the speed of a website is to junk Wordpress and all other CMS and learn to code your sites by hand (HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript) or with a framework like Bootstrap.


    Personally I have never used a CMS for my websites and they are all very fast.


    (And yes, of course, use a good host and CDN).

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    I sort of agree with that and clearly, a website that does not have to perform hundreds (if not more) database queries for every single page load, image, table, link, etc... will be much fast overall in most cases.

    If you do decide to use wordpress or other CMS, the LEAST amount of plugins, add-ons etc will help with speed.

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    I talked to customer support at my webhost, I asked them if I could buy something to speed up my website they said this :
    A Business Package with 500 GB SSD Storage 4 GB RAM 8 X CPU


    My current Package is 200 GB SSD Storage 2 GB RAM 4 X CPU



    If I buy Business package, do you think my website will be faster. Will it be a significant difference. Do you think it is, worth buying Business Package?

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    Hey, If itís not a significant difference in price, I would preferably go for the business package Itís noticeably faster and has more than double the storage capacity.

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    Id say WP Rocket in combination of Shortpixel plugin clean up and a CDN does a very good job.

    You can have the best optimized website but if it's hosted in the US and I am opening it from Asia it wont be as fast as locals or cdns.

    Essentially it's for the users as from what I have seen it's a very weak ranking signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elieli88 View Post
    If I buy Business package, do you think my website will be faster. Will it be a significant difference. Do you think it is, worth buying Business Package?
    I don't think what you have isn't enough, 200 GB SSD Storage 2 GB RAM 4 X CPU is quite good for "simple informational" websites, though it depends on different factors.

    In general, getting a better server is a good thing, but that's not THE solution for a slow website in most cases.

    You can check the mentioned speed test tools whether you have long "server response time", if so then you may want to upgrade.
    Even in that case I'd just try one month to see if there's a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elieli88 View Post
    I talked to customer support at my webhost, I asked them if I could buy something to speed up my website they said this :
    A Business Package with 500 GB SSD Storage 4 GB RAM 8 X CPU


    My current Package is 200 GB SSD Storage 2 GB RAM 4 X CPU



    If I buy Business package, do you think my website will be faster. Will it be a significant difference. Do you think it is, worth buying Business Package?
    No,the basics are more Ram than Cpu Cores. 4 Cores / 8 GB Ram.
    And u can stay way from the Cloud Hosting nonsense,here are no advantages .

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    First see where your suffering on speed... remember a web server does not really need a lot of power to output text, process php ext..
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    What about blinking banners? Is blinking banners slowing down website speed ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elieli88 View Post
    What about blinking banners? Is blinking banners slowing down website speed ?
    no it should not be slowing down the speed, but out of a user experience view i personally wouldn't recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xecutable View Post
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    lol, wasn't that happy wife happy life before? hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by elieli88 View Post
    What about blinking banners? Is blinking banners slowing down website speed ?

    They will not slow down your site. But they will slow down your conversions.
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    Hello,

    Blinking image or animated image file type is usually GIF format. This format is like 3x larger than jpeg. So in my opinion, it will slow down your website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario The Gambler View Post
    They will not slow down your site. But they will slow down your conversions.
    So if they slow down conversions why are people using it so, much? Here on GPWA it's blinking banners from affiliate sites everywhere ?
    Is it so, according to statistics ? Or is it just your own opinion or experience ?

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    Yes, this statement is based on my experience and that of my friends.

    I have operated websites in the areas of travel, dating and gambling since 1994. I have done multiple A / B tests on banners and have come to the conclusion that static banners give better results in the long run . Quite simply, because the user experience is better on "friendly" websites than on "aggressive" websites.

    I strongly doubt that the most successful GPWA members are big supporters of flashing banners.
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    I would usually only have static ads on site that I host myself. If you are using from the aff programs backend that will slow your site too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario The Gambler View Post
    I have done multiple A / B tests on banners and have come to the conclusion that static banners give better results in the long run . Quite simply, because the user experience is better on "friendly" websites than on "aggressive" websites.
    I totally agree with this statement/conclusion.
    They were useful when they were new and were standing out on websites that had them, but it's not like that any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario The Gambler View Post
    Yes, this statement is based on my experience and that of my friends.

    I have operated websites in the areas of travel, dating and gambling since 1994. I have done multiple A / B tests on banners and have come to the conclusion that static banners give better results in the long run . Quite simply, because the user experience is better on "friendly" websites than on "aggressive" websites.

    I strongly doubt that the most successful GPWA members are big supporters of flashing banners.
    Thanx for the advice. I thought it was the opposite. That people love blinking banners!

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    lol, wasn't that happy wife happy life before? hahaha
    Ha ha that's also true. In fact it comes first cause it has severe consequences . Another thing about speed for those on WP is wp-kron. Might wanna look it up and schedule a task on your host for wp-kron to be ran every 12hrs. I used to hit my limits easily and it turned out it was that. (once you hit your limits, your incoming connections may be throttled).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario The Gambler View Post
    One of the best ways to increase the speed of a website is to junk Wordpress and all other CMS and learn to code your sites by hand (HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript) or with a framework like Bootstrap.
    Being an old timer, that's all we had back in the day. You either coded your own site, or you paid a developer to do it. That really cut down the competition. Not like these days when affiliates etc., only need WP or another CMS to run a site. The BIG problem is however, most affiliates these days can't code. So they rely on a CMS to do the work for them, and then add plugins to do the rest.

    And, it's not only affiliates using (especially) WP... Which, least with regard to the gaming industry, WP sites (built by people who are not coders) are getting hacked left, right and centre. Which, ultimately affects everyone, due to site scraping etc.

    But yes I agree, people need to learn how to code. Even if it's just basics on CSS3, HTML/HTML5, PHP, Javascript, and htaccess coding too.

    Least this way you can dig into theme coding, and streamline that, along with optimizing techniques in htaccess for example, and do other stuff to speed up your site load times.

    (NB - yes I used WP BUT... I optimize the begebbers out of it, and where possible, hard code the actually DB call data)

    As Rick stated above...

    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    a website that does not have to perform hundreds (if not more) database queries for every single page load, image, table, link, etc... will be much fast overall in most cases.
    Just optimizing the header of WP theme, can save you literally (in most cases) 60+ DB queries, and that's just the header!

    Edit:
    Optimizing your CMS DB can also speed up your site, especially if the DB tables have massive overheads, and your on cheap hosting. As other members have commented, much better to spend some dollars are get decent hosting. Even a fully managed VPS these days is not a huge monthly price. US$75 will get you a decent fully managed VPS in the states. Incorporate a trusted CDN and your site load times are going to be a heaps quicker,and so too will your TTFB (Time to First Byte).

    Been using WP since 2010...
    I had a number of AGD and GPWA members who were using WP, who hired me to speed up their sites. I was charging US$100. Which, given I spending literally hours on each site, was well worth the cash and the results. I'm no longer doing this, because my services was worth far more than US$100.
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