How To Make Your WordPress Website Run Faster By Changing 1 Setting
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How To Make Your WordPress Website Run Faster By Changing 1 Setting

Welcome back to another video my name is Adam
from where I make videos for non-techies like me and I’m initially something
in this video on how you can speed up your WordPress website now it’s going to be a little
technical like the concept but implementing it is going to be so easy just a few mouse
clicks to know the technical side of his is what powers your WordPress-based website is
it on a web hosting account in their certain services on that web hosting account to make
it work you have something called MySQL for the databases where your data is stored and
you have Apache or something like that that’s being acting as your Web server there’s couple
other options there Apaches very common and there’s also something called PHP and in this
video to show you how to change in the PHP version to a current version and when you
do this your websites going to be faster it’s good to be a lot snappier when you’re in the
backing of the website or the front-end of the website now this is actually a big deal
in there is that one of the goals of WordPress the that the body that is controlling
WordPress is they want everyone using PHP seven they want every theme on PHP seven every
plug-in on PHP seven and I’m in a show you how to upgrade now if you go and get a new
web hosting account chances are they’re not gonna put PHP seven on your web hosting account
but most are going to give you the option to choose which PHP version that your Ron
she might be on version 5.5 or 5.6 I don’t know what happened to PHP six but anyways
Ron PHP seven and were deep into it now the reason why these Webhost aren’t putting you
on PHP seven is because not everything is compatible with it and that is where can get
a little dicey so for them to put you on the lower version makes sense because it’s going
to reduce support requests and things like that now any modern developed plug-in or theme
it’s going or to be compatible most likely with PHP version 7 now if you’re using some
offshoot old plug-in from some scamming Internet marketer and it was coded in 2014 there’s
a good chance that PHP seven is not gonna work for you because you’re not using plug-ins
and themes developed by reliable developers that are actually still in business so I’m
in a show you how to first test your WordPress-based website to see if the code on it will work
with PHP seven there’s a tool and then I’m in a show you how to go into your web hosting
account and change the PHP version so there’s this plug-in were going to use and is actually
made by WP engine there one of the more premium web hosts cohosting the cheapest hosting plan
with them is $30 per month and I think that’s when you pay annually so they’re not that
the cheapest Webhost but they came out this plug-in called PHP compatibility Checker now
here’s the thing I will when I look at this I first looked at the reviews here and there’s
a couple one star reviews and when I read them some developers of plug-ins and themes
were saying it wasn’t detecting that their software was compatible when it is so that
is one of the caveats but let’s just go through it together so I am in the back end of a WordPress
site hear someone go to plug-ins at new have never used this I recently updated to PHP
seven my site not just on the run and gun type of guy I’m just going to do it and deal
with the consequences later that’s not necessarily a good practice but that’s what I do more
times than not so about what’s nice is when we change it to seven we can easily change
it back to a lower version of something doesn’t work right so I would go ahead and click on
install now and let’s run it for the first time and see hopefully it’s instantaneous
and it works pretty quick so let’s see I’m assuming it’s going to be under tools there
it is tools PHP compatibility and it work and attested for version 7 and Dell it’s only
scan for what’s active I’m pretty sure I don’t really have anything active so it’s just scanned
the 2016 theme of course it is let me scan all plug-ins and themes because I have some
other stuff in there and let’s see what it says now some people were complaining that
there was false positives but then there was a newer version of this plug-in that came
out maybe two months ago and it was supposed to deal with a lot of those problems okay
now while it’s running not sure lungs it takes I never use this before I’m in a show you
how to change your PHP version in your web hosting account actually looks like it’s almost
done so I’m using InMotion hosting and when you but this’ll work with any Webhost now
every Webhost is a little different this could be some Webhost that don’t want to give you
the ability to change this I don’t know why but there are hosts like that in that case
you’re going to have to submit a support ticket saying hey I want to go on PHP version 7 but
in motion a hosting does give you the ability and have a promotion with emotion they give
all my viewers a 56% discount also throw Lincoln down below to that but anyways going to click
on cPanel LC panels that standard control panel that most Webhost are using an enema
to scroll down to where it says PHP configuration it’s right here in a minute click on that
and it showing the all the versions that are available to me and the version that I’m using
right now so I can put version 7 and this is RC right here that just means it’s a release
candidate I would not recommend that so I would use this seven right here are some to
go to version 7.0 and set of 7.1 go back and take a look at that plug and see if it’s done
it still scanning but it’s okay I’m going implemented anyway soon as you do that and
then you just click on updates and literally now you are on the higher version of PHP and
what’s going to happen is your WordPress-based websites can be a lot snappier I’ve noticed
my site is a lot snappier in fact WordPress is going to require Webhost to give you PHP
seven by default if they want to be listed on so many ways I don’t know
of this is going to finish by the end of this video but I do know that sprite taken so long
as have a bunch of themes on their I should’ve maybe cleared out those themes but you get
the point you can run your test now here’s the best part about it is because you’re using
cPanel and it’s on some server of your own you can easily come back here some didn’t
work right and you can just gulp down a version now some of the caveats are if you’re running
non-WordPress non-WordPress apps on your hosting account this upgrades the entire hosting accounts
you just need to make sure that everything you have is going to be okay on PHP version
7 maybe you can do this late on a Friday night when you’re going to have your least amount
of traffic perhaps and then test everything make sure works and then you’re good to go
but most of the reliable plug-ins and themes they’re all going to be compatible with version
7 of PHP chisels real random offshoot plug-ins or themes that are really being supported
or actively developed any more so anyways this is one simple trick that you can do right
now to make your WordPress website run faster because you made it to the end of the video
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  • Ed Thomas

    I ran the PHP compatibility fpr version 7 (I know there is 7.1 & 7.2 available now). Everything was good except "virtue (my theme) and Yoest SEO came back as "unknown". What can I do to check these.

  • Nunya Bidness

    I ran the scan and this is what I got: FILE: /home/content/a2pewpnaspod05_data03/42/41622742/html/wp-content/themes/classiera/author.php
    78 | ERROR | Extension 'ereg' is deprecated since PHP 5.3 and removed since PHP 7.0; Use pcre instead
    78 | ERROR | Function eregi() is deprecated since PHP 5.3 and removed since PHP 7.0; Use preg_match() instead

    FILE: /home/content/a2pewpnaspod05_data03/42/41622742/html/wp-content/themes/classiera/template-edit-post.php
    1 | WARNING | File has mixed line endings; this may cause incorrect results

    So now what?

  • Ricks Channel

    Does this task still result in improvements 1 year later in Sep 2018? And what sort of ballpark percent% speed improvements might be possible? cheers

  • behthiansu

    Hi Adam! Thanks the great video. Side question: how did you make the text slider (up down)? What plugin do you use for that?
    Perhaps another video to share with us?

  • Mauricio Cebada

    Adam, you just gave me more answer in 5 minutes than all the research I did during the day, your tips make my website run faster immediately, Thank you so much

  • Christian Lecuyer

    Hi Adam, there is a new PHP version 7.2 on my server, I'm using version 7 now, should I update to the new one?
    Thank you!

  • Scott Leadbeater

    Today I tried this, my website is on php 7.0 and I configured it to be on php 7.2 But instead of improving the speed it did the opposite, it slowed down the website WARNING

  • Ayesha Lala

    Hi Adam, I am just getting started with WordPress and your videos have been the best guidance I could ask for. I just wanted to know if WP Engine is a good hosting platform.

  • Juan Carlos Guzman

    Hello there, thanks for doing this video very helpful. I got my hosting with GoDaddy and they don not give me access to the Cpanel, they said my web hosting program don't give access, do you think I can contact them and ask to upgrade to the latest version? or maybe I can switch hosting company for one thta give me access to the cpanel?
    thanks oncxe again, great vodeos as always

  • Khaza Moine

    Hello people please help me

    I am getting this error sometimes when I am opening my site.

    “The server is temporarily available to service your request due to maintainence downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later

    Additionally, a 503 service unavailable error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request”

    Please help me

    Thanks in advance!

  • Pano Kontogiannis

    I'll try in my blog astra theme and gain 100% in mobile and desktop view in google speed test. Great work dudes. Astra theme is doing perfect job for speed optimization and is very well documented and with big community. Recommended.

  • Ilan Brant

    Hi Adam, I’m really try to find a solution to make my website faster while using Elementor and bunch of other stuff, let me tell you all ELEMENTOR EXTREMELY SLOWER YOUR WEBSITE no matter what you do. Whatever widget I deleted which was connected to Elementor it still very slow. I’ve check it with Google’s PageSpeed Insights. I’ll be happy to mistake in this but Elementor collects resources which is located in other servers then everything slows down waiting for these resources to be loaded

  • naatv telugu

    i had a wordpress website… i want to re-construct my wordpress website… can u do this… kindly support me…

  • Dan

    Hi Adam, what is the best practice when upgrading to higher version? Do i check with every installed plugin developer to make sure their version is compatible before upgrading?


    I DONT UNDERSTAND! im trying to play a game and i cant now because every time it dont load so i have to make a new one EVERY single time

  • Hannan Baig

    When we search " PHP compatibility checker" on WordPress plugins, we get "WP-Optimize – Clean, Compress, Cache." plugin. Their is no "PHP compatibility checker" plugin

  • Porter Sims

    I can't thank you enough. I've been going back and forth with our web developer over the speed of our site for over a year. You're one simple video immediatelyimprove the speed and the snappiness of our website by 100%. Our main page has a lot of images and even though I was using tactics like cloudflare that I discovered in a different video the initial page load would still sometimes take anywhere between 5 to 12 seconds. I've now tested it over 20 times and the longest it took was 2 seconds to load. Thank you so much. Also PHP configurator is now PHP selector. I'm using version 7.1 in October of 2019

  • Ahamed Mac

    if i click home page it showing error like this please help me?
    {"code":"rest_user_cannot_view","message":"Sorry, you are not allowed to list users.","data":{"status":401}}

  • twes619

    Hello, my website runs fast but my WordPress dashboard and all my changes seem to take very very long to save and navigate when I'm editing in my dashboard, is there any way to speed it up?

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