How to make wordpress load with lightening speed?

January 29, 2014 2.6k views
Hello Community, Are there any ways/tricks to make my wordpress site load faster without using any cache plugins. I want to make them as fast as possible as if they were hosted on wpengine or wpsynthesis. which platform shall i go with and which server to install on it and what are the hacks to be made. Thank You
2 Answers
I'd use Nginx webserver on a light Debian droplet, and a CDN like Cloudflare or something if you don't want to run cache plugins. Memcache on the server could help too in some circumstances...
Check out https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-wordpress-nginx-php-and-varnish-on-ubuntu-12-04. Using Cloudflare as "administrator" suggested would help decrease load time as well.
by Etel Sverdlov
Varnish is an HTTP accelerator and a useful tool for speeding up a server, especially during a times when there is high traffic to a site. It works by redirecting visitors to static pages whenever possible and only drawing on the server itself if there is a need for an active process. This tutorial covers installing wordpress on a LEMP stack (with nginx instead of apache), and then installing varnish.
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