I hired a speed guru even better than me

If you are reading my blog, you will see I know my stuff. I have been speeding up WordPress sites long before it was cool.  I am great at speeding up WordPress on managed and shared hosting, but I am not a server guy.

So when my company website, which gets around 50,000 to 100,000 visitors a month, starting to feel the pain, I looked at even more speed improvement.  Our site runs Woocommerce and with many plugins. Bogged down on some marketing campaigns which were giving us the increase of traffic, I couldn’t deal with this on my own, so I jumped on Codeable to find an expert.  That’s when I found Mike Andreasen.

Initially, I was skeptical, since I have hired bozos in the past that didn’t know what they were doing. Usually only installing a plugin or two and calling it a day because they think that’s all it takes to speed up WordPress.  Don’t get me wrong, the right plugins can do the majority of work to improve your speed, but there is so much more to do, especially on a Woocommerce site.

Mike took my site to a whole different level of performance.  One of the things he did was recommend a new hosting company.  We were hosted on WPEngine with their Business package ($249/month).  Mike suggested we could speed up the site, gain overall performance and lower cost by switching to Cloudways. Being a WPEngine fan- boy, I was reluctant but had him set up a clone of the site so we could test.

I couldn’t believe the difference in performance.  The default setup on Cloudways was phenomenal and then Mike truly shined. Mike made server adjustments and took our site to a whole different level.

I can’t express how satisfied I am with his work; he is open, honest, and efficient.  I am continuing to use him for many other projects.

So if you want the best, hire Mike on Codeable.


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