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How do I Optimize a Database for a Better Website Speed?

  • Post By: Anup Kanti Ghosh
  • Published: December 5, 2021
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For better user experience as well as good ranking, fast website speed is a must thing. So, how can we optimize a database for this purpose?

First things first, if you don’t use good hosting website will be slowed down,  won’t provide a cached page, unoptimized text, images in content, bad plugins, etc.

Therefore, we need to pay attention to these facts while optimizing our database. Let’s focus on the next segment to learn the ways to speed up the website.

Use a Good Host

Your website speed is directly related to your hosting web service. Hence, it’s very important to select a good service while choosing one.

Utilize Object Caching

Databases that run heavy operations can speed up greatly if the website has an object caching feature. This one can answer all previous queries from the cache without checking the database, which saves a lot of time.

Don’t Forget About The Page Caching too

The page caching feature preloads the page even before the visitor comes. It completes all the arrangements to generate HTML files in the page cache in advance.

Install The Highest Version of PHP Script

Usually, every 6-12 months a new version of the PHP script releases, and the new version tends to be faster than the previous ones. Therefore, always installing the highest version is a good practice.

Use CDN

CDN comes in handy in speeding up things like CSS, JS, Images, and fonts. Even if you can’t go for an advanced CDN service, at least try to use a basic one.

Disable Unused Plugins and Tools

Unused plugins and tools can slow down your website. So, check out your website thoroughly and cut down those plugins and tools that you aren’t using anymore.

Use Plugins to Examine Your Site Thoroughly

Use a plugin that lets you find out slow database queries, PHP errors, HTTP API calls, and many more. It also tells you whether a plugin, theme, or function works efficiently or not.

Update All Plugins to the Latest Versions

Updating all plugins is also another vital way to speed up a database. So, always check out if a new version comes out or not.

Check If Any Resources Getting Hammered

Examine your log file to see whether any error occurred to any particular resources or not. And if you find any, solve it as soon as possible.

Well, these are the few simple steps that you can follow to optimize a database for a better website speed. You see, these things are not that hard to maintain, but the outcome you will get is indeed fruitful.

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