Do you know how to Speed Up WordPress without using any Cache Plugin ? If not Yes, there is simple & Working solution which can be used to boost WordPress performance.
There are many popular caching plugins like W3 Total Cache,WP Super Cache etc, but if you want to make load faster without using these plugins then you must check into the below solution.
The solution what I’m referring to here is GZip Compression.
GZip Compression is most popular and effective way of reducing the response time.Enabling GZip compression reduces response times by reducing the size of the HTTP response.As a result of this the content will be delivered to the end users at Lightening speeds.
Enabling GZip compression reduces the response size by about 70% on an average,from this itself you can estimate the impact of enabling Gzip Compression on your website.This tip can be used for Non WordPress Websites too.
How to use GZip Compression with WordPress.
Enabling GZip compression on a WordPress site is simple & the only thing you need to know is how to access & edit the .htaccess file, which is located under the root directory of your WordPress website.
I would suggest you to use FTP Client like FileZilla & download the .htaccess file from the root folder to your computer & edit the file using any text editor.
Now add the below lines of code to your .htaccess file & re-upload the file back to your hosting account.
If you don’t like to mess up with the code I would suggest you to refer to the below post where I had given clear Instructions on how to speed WordPress with W3 Total Cache.
One thing I would suggest you to do is check your website loading speed using tools like Gmetrix or Google Page Speed before & after adding Gzip compression to .htaccess file.As this will show you the difference in loading speed.
So readers it’s up to you now on what option you would like to use for boosting the performance of your WordPress blog.Please leave a comment below if you have any issues in following the instructions,I would be happy to help you.