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How do you optimize WordPress with OpenLightSpeed?

How do I optimize WordPress with OpenLightSpeed?

OpenLightSpeed server optimizes your standard, LAMP stack, Apache services. WordPress is built with PHP which is improved by the OLS server. WordPress user experience is optimized by the LiteSpeed cache. This guide gives business the best WordPress environment. The code is build by OLS and adapted on DigitalOcean.

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Difficulty 75%
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1

What are the requirements?

DigitalOcean administrator access must be available. Internet access must not be interrupted. Basic understanding of WordPress dashboard.

2

What is needed in DigitalOcean?

Administrative privileges are required to able to install the “OpenLiteSpeed WordPress One-Click app”. Make sure you have uninterrupted access to the internet.

digitalocean create openlitespeed wordpress

Login to DigitalOcean. Go to Create and navigate to Marketplace tab

Find the OpenLiteSpeed WordPress option. Select the server location option best for your business.

digitalocean access console openlitespeed wordpress

From a terminal or DigitalOcean, Access Console, connect to the server as root. Your root password was emailed to the account you signed up with.

Type in: root

Copy your password key from the email: paste into into the password field

Change your password

digitalocean ols webadmin console openlitespeed wordpress

From a terminal or DigitalOcean, Access Console, get the WebAdmin admin password by typing in: cat .litespeed_password

Type in: ufw allow 7080

Then visit https://use_your_droplet_ip:7080 to access WebAdmin in a browser, ignore any safety warning and continue.

Username: admin

Password: your-password

3

What is needed in OpenLiteSpeed?

Administrative privileges are required to be able to completely setup your OLS web server control panel. This is the most technical part of the guide and what the guide was created for.

ols webadmin console listeners openlitespeed wordpress

Navigate to the sidebar category Listeners. Then review that your IP address is located with Example under Virtual Host Mappings.

ols webadmin console virtual hosts openlitespeed wordpress
Navigate to the sidebar category Virtual Hosts. Then enter the Rewrite tab. Under Rewrite Control select “Yes” for both Enable Rewrite and Auto Load from .htaccess. Save your changes.
wordpress litespeed cache show advanced settings

Login into your WordPress installation and view your administrative sidebar. OLS cache, LiteSpeed Cache, should be near the bottom of the module list. By default, LiteSpeed Cache is enabled. There should be no warning or red text on page. Select Show Advanced Settings.

3d wordpress litespeed cache optimize advanced settings

Navigate to the Optimize tab and begin reviewing and testing out different optimizations elements. I would avoid any CSS or JS combine if you are not experienced in front-end optimization.

4

What is reported by Google Lighthouse?

Google pagespeed insights from Google Lighthouse audit grades the out-of-box integration 100%, perfect score on Google pagespeed. Open an incognito tab in Google Chrome, right click and left click open: Inspect. Navigate to the Audits tab and select the Performance report.

google lighthouse no trottling pagespeed score

Navigate to the Audits tab. Select only the Performance audit. Select no throttling and Clear storage. Run audits.

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What is optimized in WordPress?

Google pagespeed insights from Google Lighthouse audit grades the out-of-box integration 100%, perfect score on Google pagespeed. Open an incognito tab in Google Chrome, right click and left click open: Inspect. Navigate to the Audits tab and select the Performance report.

google lighthouse 3g environment pagespeed score

Navigate to the Audits tab. Select only the Performance audit. Select 3G environment and Clear storage. Run audits.

6

How do you troubleshoot the OLS cache?

OpenLiteSpeed WordPress One-Click app completely takes care of the development difficulty of the OLS server. If you run into a problem with this solution, review these steps with a fresh mind. Contact us, if you really need help.

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How do you improve the integration?

Learn, test, and improve your front-end performance with the LiteSpeed Cache advanced settings to improve your 3G, slow connection, user experience.

The best questions businesses ask us.

How you explain OpenLightSpeed WordPress optimization to business?

90% of your customer base is on their mobile device searching the internet everyday. You need to deliver a friction-less environment for mobile users. Every 2 seconds a website takes to deliver interactive content, you lose 40% of traffic to your website. 6 second loads means no first click translated to a new user.

How does this improve my bottom line?

Revenue optimization for top conversion paths, diagnose under performing marketing campaigns, and sluggish technology with Google Analytics. A mobile first website starts with optimizing for a 3G environment.

How many business owners have this problem?

Machmetrics reports that the average time to fully load the average mobile landing page is 22 seconds in a 3G environment. This WordPress optimization will load your webpage, on average, in under 2 seconds.

Will this improve with my product or service?

Yes it will as diagnosing the problem with a business starts at competitive benchmarks provided by reporting agencies and respected institutions across advertising , uxui, technology performance, and company operations. Standard metrics and measurements are readily found on Google.

What are the short term benefits to digital marketing?

Reduced customer acquisition costs from optimizing marketing channels targeting mobile devices. Improve uxui and communications with marketing dimensions not available with a slow Google pagespeed.

Perfect pagespeed scores with OpenLightSpeed.

Deliver better user experience on WordPress.

What is a successful WordPress optimization?

Achieve Competitive Advantage

Review the product core strengths. Reduce costs across disciplines. Focus on customer service. Focus on product or service deliverables. Differentiate your products and services from the competition. Form a strategic partnership with another company.

Market Penetration
100%
Market Development
100%
Product Development
100%
Diversification
100%
Deliver a unique value proposition

Keep it easy to understand. Describe concrete results that a customer will receive from purchasing your product or service. Drill-down to why it is better than the competition. Avoid monopoly-like speech, words do not need a top hat and monocle. Describe your product in 10 seconds.

Transform your marketing engine

Driving the engine behind your new business growth. Connect the right people with the right product or service at the right time.

What is the trajectory of your business?

Business growth as a service.

It’s time to touchdown.

It’s time to make history.