Clients often ask about increasing page speed. Normally however, those who are interested in Pagespeed already load tonnes of analytic, tracking and optimising scripts – which naturally add HTTP requests to each page load.
On my own site though, there is no such shizzle going down – just a handful of plugins, multisite and a single DO Droplet
Let’s do this!
- W3TC caching plugin
Lets handle images ( bah, Cloudflare’s got this )
Initial Google Pagespeed
Enabling Object and Memcache via W3TC
Wasn’t expecting too much improvement here on the front-end from page speed.. and got exactly that 🙂 Results were identical. I’ve since removed the W3TC plugin as I’m fairly certain Batcache and Memcache are added by default when using RTCAMP’s env setup.
Adding a CDN
Next step is a CDN – a free one,