Make the WordPress database lean and fit to respond faster to queries and quickly load pages

 

Optimized databases pave the road for 90+ website speed

wordpress database optimization

 

I make the database lean and fit to respond faster to queries. The positive effects can be seen immediately, the site renders the pages more quickly, and the speed score is higher.

 

Not simply a PHPMyAdmin optimization

When I talk about database optimization I don't mean to use a plugin to do it. Most of the WP plugins conduct a rather superficial run and fail to remove the essential pointers. It's not about a PHPMyAdmin optimization either where you select all the tables and select the optimize menu and let the script do its job. I'm talking about a deep dive into the database tables. This work takes hours to complete and requires a specific skill set to not destroy the database and put the website out of commission. Read below the actions taken.

I'm a website optimizer and I know that on such projects, the fellow optimizers won't spend their time on the database. They might use simply a plugin, and that's it. Since I have personal experience on how this type of work can positively impact the speed, I have included database optimization as a mandatory item in the speed optimization protocol.

 

faster wp database

 

What the job entails

  1. Remove the clutter from the database that plugins leave behind when removed.
  2. Create indexes and help the database respond faster to queries.
  3. Rationalize the items that autoload.
  4. Enable the MySQL Server caching in alignment with the hosting if you don't have root access to the server.
  5. I clean up the Woocommerce clutter.
  6. I reduce calls to the database from the website theme.
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The Results

After spending hours working on the database, the metrics show that the database queries take fewer seconds as the table rows are optimized, the pages load faster, the website speed is considerably higher, the User Experience has improved a lot.

 

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