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Does resizing Dropet to larger Plan = Increase Page Load/Performance?

Hello,

This may be quite a stupid question as I have been reading up on things to improve loading times and also performance on my Droplet but cannot get a straight answer from these articles.

My question is, if I were to resize/upgrade my Droplet to the plan above it, will it increase the performance and decrease page loading times?

Or will it stay the same if I had the same amount of visitors on the website on both droplets?

Thanks

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I don’t think your website is any fast. Your first byte takes 1.1 seconds to deliver on post pages. That’s 600% worst than what it should be. https://gtmetrix.com/reports/varvy.in/KIjnNjV1 Your homepage is 10kb loading in 1.3 seconds. But you got As on those tests. I use Schema and my homepage is 500kb and opens in 0.7 seconds but post pages open in 2.4 I don’t have As like you as grades but my site is faster. I am on a 10$ plan tho.

Some of the pro tips

  1. Use W3 total cache and set up properly
  2. Enable browser caching and gzip to reduce the amount of bandwidth for returning visitors.
  3. Minimize and compress css/js files.
  4. Use less CSS in critical rendering path or use critical path toll to determine and fix the issue.
  5. Use good themes eg: genesis, schema, divi etc.
  6. Reduce image size using tinypng

Currently i’m using $5 plan for my website https://varvy.in/ and it’s loading very fast. I used all the techniques and got 100 pagespeed score (mobile/desktop). Share your website link, so i can suggest some more tips.


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Upgrading droplet will help you if you have high-load and high number of visitors. If you don’t have high-load, high number of visitors, you should optimize website. I can recommend you running Google PageSpeed Insights. Go there, enter your website link, click on analyze and violla. Some of recommended steps would be: 1. Optimizing your page images: Compress images. This is pretty important. Sometimes you can compress 70-80%. This is a lot. Myself, I use Tinypng, and it is working excellent. You should compress all images you have via it. Use PNG or JPG. If you need animations use GIF. If you have images with geometric shapes use SVG. Learn more about it on Google Developers site.

2. Enable gzip compression on nginx: You can learn more about it in following DigitalOcean tutorial.

3. Minify your HTML, CSS and JavaScript code: If this is possible, you should think about this. This should not be hard if you made yourself site. Well if you use Wordpress or anything like that, you will have fun time. :)

This is in some basic lines what is mostly problems. If it give everything right, consider upgrading your droplet