Why is my WordPress site slow?
There are lots of reasons why WordPress has performance problems. Often it is not one thing, but an accumulation factors.
Most site owners don’t grasp that WordPress is software coded with PHP and MySQL database. They get infected with malware, hacked, have bugs that need patched, need updates all the time, need upgrades and outgrow services. Once they are built and turned over to you there is an ongoing need to keep it updated. I know most web design companies don’t always communicate this.
Brand new websites typically don’t have performance issues. Code is fresh, database is optimized, there is not much traffic to the site. Because of this, WordPress designers often don’t include speed optimization services as part of the web development quote. (I always do)
Over time, existing websites can get bloated as development is done piecemeal, technologies become outdated, servers need upgraded… A website is always a work in progress! Ongoing website maintenance needs to be a priority for every website owner. Most websites I work on to troubleshoot and improve performance are due to the website being neglected for a long time.
Open source WordPress.org software is not slow. It’s what an inexperienced “WordPress website designer” or DIY site owner does (or does not) do to a default installation that creates problems. Anyone can promote themselves as WordPress designer/developer. But clicking a couple buttons for a 5 min install, importing a demo theme and a bunch of plugins that you may or may not use can create a lot of performance problems.
No one wants a slow website. It’s annoying for you, your users (and Google) when your web pages load painfully slow.
There are lots of reasons why your site may be slow. I have almost 20 years of experience working with WordPress from a programming perspective. I will methodically troubleshoot WordPress speed problems to get your site loading faster.
Optimization Services will make a difference.
If you’re a DIY or have lots of time to learn how to diagnose the actual cause of your website performance problems, great. You need to troubleshoot to diagnose issues, and then figure out how to address the problems to make improvements.
If you found my site, you are probably looking for a WordPress speed optimization expert/professional to fix issues for you. Many factors that can cause performance problems. I will analyze your website, identify factors causing problems, and fix or make recommendations for changes (if they are out of my control) to help your site load faster.
Optimize WordPress for Speed.
Hire me to consult your WordPress performance issues. I will troubleshoot the source(s) of speed problems and optimize your site so you will load much faster.