NEW! Subscribe to our email newsletter » Free chat room | Star on GitHub

WordPress Speed Optimization Without Plugins (Solution)

Ever since Google decided that website speed would begin effecting rankings — around 2018 — and even before that, WordPress website owners have been trying to figure out how to speed up their websites.

The wonderful thing about open source software is that it’s FREE and can be downloaded, shared, altered, and customized.

However, without clear guidance and “rules” about best practices, and with so much competition about WordPress theme and plugin developers, there is a never-ending stream of performance problems when it comes to WordPress. With so many options to choose from — many of which often overlap and conflict with each other — it means that the majority of WordPress websites have had issues with things like loading speed and security at some point.

During the time around 2015-2020, “speed plugins” and tons of different “cache plugins” have been released and marketed to WordPress users to speed up their website. However, what most website owners don’t understand is that adding another plugin to the mix might help some things, but ultimately is adding more “bloat” to your stack.

And unless your web hosting (server) is high quality and loads quickly, nothing else matters anyways.

So in the past few years, thankfully many business owners (and web developers) have been finally admitting that it’s time to stop relying on the old-fashion cPanel web hosting companies that load thousands of websites on the same shared hosting. Even most of the “premium” WordPress web hosts are still shared hosting, despite the high price tag. (The performance is often better, most of the time, but the price tag is often insane… and the environment is often very proprietary.)

Are you back again looking for a WordPress speed solution that does NOT require a janky speed/cache plugin, and NOT an expensive over-priced premium web host?

Welcome to SlickStack! Our free script for Nginx can setup a new server in just a few minutes on any cloud datacenter you choose.

For just $5/month your website will be loading faster (and achieve better SEO signals) than any web host out there!

ZERO containers, ZERO clusters… just a single $5 VPS server. Yes, seriously.

Recent Blog Posts

Custom Cron Jobs (Unrestricted Code) Are Here

One of the most requested features ever, custom cron jobs, is finally here! A lot of developers who have come across SlickStack always say "this is awesome and super optimized but I still need the ability to add a few custom cron jobs" for a special API to import their...

Fastest WordPress Hosting (For Under $5/mo)

For over a decade, WordPress has continued to dominate the web hosting industry as small businesses and bloggers alike continue to seek out free and reliable CMS software that can easily be moved between web servers as needed, without being locked-in to any single platform...

MailChimp Banned Over Censorship Concerns

Starting immediately, SlickStack has begun warning WordPress sites that have MailChimp software installed that we will begin banning it by default at some point in the near future (Note: users are always free to install their own plugin blacklisttxt file, instead of...