My Website Setup

My Website Setup

In this post, I’m going to be going through my website setup and showing you what services I use to get my website up and running.

Basics

My hosting provider is Namecheap and I’m using their cheapest shared hosting package. This package is called stellar. It’s hosted in the US. I’m using the CloudFlare CDN to boost my websites loading speed (the plan is free). On my WordPress blog, I’m running the GeneratePress theme which claims to be less than 30kb, which will drastically decrease loading time.

Plugins

These are the plugins that I’m using:

  • Accelerated Mobile Pages – To improve load speeds for mobile users
  • Autoptimize – For optimizing JS, CSS and HTML code
  • CAOS for Analytics – So I can host my own analytics (to improve load speeds)
  • Classic Editor – Beacuse the new editor is buggy
  • Disqus Conditional Load – To stop Disqus from slowing down my site
  • Disqus for WordPress – To get Disqus Comments
  • Insert Headers and Footers – To insert sitewide code (e.g.google analytics)
  • Jetpack by WordPress.com – (Built-in with lots of features)
  • Lazy Load by WP Rocket – To improve load speeds
  • Loginizer – To stop brute force attempts
  • OneSignal Push Notifications – To deliver notifications to my blog users
  • Protect WP-Admin – To secure my login page
  • Smush – To slim images down (to improve load speeds)
  • Super Progressive Web Apps – In the title 🙂
  • UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore – For backups (security)
  • W3 Total Cache – To cache files (load speed again)
  • Wordfence Security – For all-round security
  • WP Disable – To disable unnecessary WordPress feature
  • WP Htaccess Editor – In the title again 🙂
  • WP-Optimize –  To improve the database
  • Yoast SEO – To improve SEO

I hope this post has helped you learn what I use and what helps load time and a good blog!

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