I've been working on my WordPress Site for quite some time now, and it's about ready to be deployed. One major issue, though - it's VERY SLOW! At first I thought that the 20 second load time could be attributed to the 100+ images on each page; however, after some analysis, I've come to find that it's taking nearly 10 seconds for the server to get through its initial queries (before any content can even think about being downloaded). I am very new to the hosting game, and I know nothing about it. I've done my fair share of reading and I've come across the idea of moving away from my cheap shared hosting plan to a dedicated host over at VPS.net. Furthermore, I plan on integrating a CDN to increase the speed of all of the images loading up.
- Would switching hosts make the page load time go down to around 5 seconds (or less!)
- What are your thoughts on vps.net and their hosting options? Do you recommend any other hosts for a optimized wordpress site?