while any blogger whose blog is on WordPress, performance is an essential aspect for SEO rankings. those bloggers whose WordPress blog is powered by siteground hosting, do not have to hassle much about it.
this blog post will help you perform different optimizations on your siteground powered blog to speed it up. siteground hosting users can optimize there blog for best speed using siteground’s SG optimizer plugin.
yes, SG optimizer plugin is only exclusive to those webmasters who are using siteground their host.
SG optimizer plugin has a lot of features to optimize your WordPress blog.
the aim of SG optimizer plugin is to optimize your WordPress blog to the best of what you can get from siteground hosting.it has a lot of configurations to do caching systems.
features of SG optimizer.
SG optimizer plugin has a lot of features which have been divided into 4 separate categories.
the plugin has super cacher settings, environment optimization, frontend optimization, and image optimization categories which include these features.
- Super cacher settings
siteground super cacher technology is its in-house technology developed by siteground.
while there are 3 caching levels namely – static cache, dynamic cache, and Memcached. inside super cacher settings you have –
- Dynamic caching
- manual cache purge
- Automatic cache purge
- Excluding URLs
- test URLs for the cache system
dynamic cache purge system stores the cache in the server memory to access it faster, while the manual cache purge option lets you clear the entire dynamic cache for your blog.
2.Automatic cache purge
the automatic cache purge system performs cache purge after every content modification on your blog.i.e every time your blog is updated, Automatic cache purge is performed.
Exclude URLs feature lets you exclude some part of your blog to be cached and keeps them dynamic. test URLs for cache status lets you test your blog URLs for the cache status.
Memcache is the highest level of caching that siteground has. Memcache basically speeds up the entire database calls resulting in faster loading speeds.
2. Environment optimization
environment optimization has the following features to configure.
- Enable HTTPs
- fix insecure content
- set PHP version
- Gzip compression
- browser caching
the enable HTTPs option will force secure HTTP connection over your blog for visitor privacy.
set PHP version feature will let you choose the PHP version on which your blog should run. inside PHP management you can either select managed PHP or manual PHP version.
choosing managed PHP version means that PHP versions will be updated by your host siteground.
choosing set manual PHP version, lets you choose the PHP version on which you want your WordPress blog to perform.
Gzip compression enables content compression on your blog.
browser caching stores static content on visitors browser so that the next time if the same visitor visits your blog, then content will load at faster speeds.
3. frontend optimization
it has the following features to configure.
- minify HTML output – minifies HTML character
- CSS files – minifies CSS files
- combine CSS files – combines CSS files
- disable emojis – this will prevent WordPress from generating emojis on your blog.
image optimization has the following features to optimize images.
- New image optimization – this feature will automatically optimize every new image in your WordPress gallery.
- lazy load images – lazy load images feature will load an image only when they are visible in the visitor’s browser.
This post has covered everything you need to know about SG optimizer plugin to optimize your WordPress blog if you are using siteground hosting,.
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