243 – A different way of doing hosting: Servebolt with Remkus de Vries

A different way of doing hosting: Servebolt with Remkus de Vries - WP Builds Podcast #243

If I got you to list out all of the things that you’d like your WordPress websites to be, I’m pretty sure that the word “fast” would be pretty close to the top of that list. It’s super important for your website to be fast. Good hosting is crucial to your website’s speed and today on the podcast we’ve got Remkus de Vries from Servebolt to explain why they think that they’re fast, like really fast! There’s a whole lot going on with their technology stack which is pretty unique and so it’s well worth a listen to the podcast to find out if Servebolt is a good choice for your next WordPress website. Go listen…

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232 – ‘L’ is for Loading

'L' is for Loading - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #232

Today we talk about WordPress website page speed and why this is important, how you can measure it and some ideas about what you can do to improve it. There’s quite a lot to say about this, and it’s really timely with Google’s Core Web Vitals (CWV) coming on-stream in the near future. We talk about what CWV is and what it’s measuring, what WordPress loads out of the box, what tools you can use to measure your website page speed as well as what plugins you might consider to address any bottlenecks that you discover. How does hosting play into all this as well. As I say, there’s a lot of ground to cover, so go check out the podcast to see what we think…

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214 – ‘C’ is for Caching

'C' is for Caching - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #214

It’s the third in our series of chats called the A-Z of WordPress, where we attempt to cover all the major aspects to building and maintaining sites with WordPress. Today, it’s the letter ‘C’ for Caching (including server side caching, front end caching (plugins) and CDNs. However, we avoid getting too deeply into page load times and scores, which we cover separately on another podcast. So what is the point of caching? What does it do and how might we do it with our WordPress websites. It’s certainly a complex subject, and we don’t have all the answers, but we do surface some good plugins that you might not have heard of. Check out the podcast…

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137 – Make your WordPress website load faster with Jan Koch

Make your WordPress website load faster with Jan Koch - WP Builds WordPress podcast

Today we learn about how how to make your WordPress website load as fast as possible. On the face of it, this is easy to do, but there’s quite a lot going on when a website loads, and so there are many steps that you need to take a look at if you want to squeeze every ounce of speed out of it. Jan Koch talks us through the work that he’s done trying to do all of that. There’s likely some new content in here even if you’re a seasoned optimiser, so stay tuned and I hope that you enjoy this episode.

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72 – A new way doing hosting (really) with Claudio Benvenuti from HardyPress

A new way doing hosting (really) with Claudio Benvenuti from HardyPress

On the podcast today we’ve got Claudio Benvenuti from HardyPress, a company who do hosting your WordPress site a little differently. The normal hosting environment for WordPress usually involves a LAMP stack of some kind and that’s about it. It’s more complex as that as we all know, but that’s your basic level and it goes up from there. The amount of money that you spend buys you things like more bandwidth in a month, more hard disk space, and a better CPU. You might even invest in a managed WordPress host that does some serious work caching all the things to make it faster.

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