Low hanging performance fruit

For the Rigelian and Travaartje websites I got the cheapest possible hosting (through Strato), and I thought that was the reason that accessing pages was generally slow. When I got a remark about the performance the other day, I decided to take a look at WordPress plugins that might improve on this.

The first one I tried was WP Optimize, and much to my surprise, after configuring it for 2 minutes and preloading the cache, loading times on individual pages went from 5-10 seconds to just 1 second. Now that’s what I call low hanging fruit.