After being used for a long time, the data of your blog/website in the WordPress will eventually increase. A large amount of data with the poor arrangement will quickly turn your hosting into a mass of chaos. The consequence of this has already been suffered noticed seriously, which will significantly impact the experience of the users as well as the ability to collect data from the searching bots.
Not only that, you may have to pay more to upgrade the hosts in case the package you are using does not have enough capacity. Don’t worry! Today, I will show you some effective ways to save space and optimize the performance of the host for the blog/website in WordPress.
A very important note is that you need to backup your WordPress source code and database before proceeding with the manipulation below to ensure the safety. Any time an error happens, you only need to upload and release the backup version and overwrite the existing data. Then, everything is dealt with in the simplest way.
How to save space and improve the performance of hosting
1. Remove unnecessary plugins
Many plugins are not used regularly (being in a deactivated state ) or several plugins are not necessary, which you are highly recommended to deactivate and remove. Remember that when using the SSD, the larger space is, the higher your reading speed will be. It means that this action is useful to help improve the load speeds for your blog/website.
2. Clear garbage data
You should regularly check the hosts and remove unnecessary data. They might be the error_log file, the old backup or something you’ve downloaded to your computer, even the data of the plugins which have been got rid of before (especially the plugins create the cache ) remain.
3. Delete the thumbnails that you no longer use
When you change the theme or install other plugins, many thumbnails will automatically be created to serve as the display interface. The more themes you install, the more thumbnails are generated. It is also one of the causes of consuming a volume of space and hosts, especially when your site uploads a wide range of images. It’s best to do away with all the old thumbnails. You should only keep the current theme thumbnail in need.
Before that, you should visit the Settings => Media => set the parameters to 0 if these photo sizes are not required.
4. Clean up Database
It is an issue that I’ve had a lot of tutorials previous. WordPress has an automatic mechanism to save the draft, an article/page revision into the database. Unfortunately, you are drafting when a power failure or loss of network connection comes. WordPress can help you quickly restore the data. However, it is also the reason that causes your database to look like a bulge day by day and become sluggish. Therefore, regularly cleaning up “garbage” data in the database not only helps you save space but also keep the host of your blogs/websites operating more smoothly.
Deleting the table or the plugin that you don’t use anymore will help you to save a considerable database capacity and make them tidy and less tangled.
Also, if the size of your hosts is too small, you may consider storing pictures on cloud services, then copying the link and pasting images into posts. This will give you advantages of reducing a lot of costs instead of upgrading hosts to expand capacity.
In the end, hopefully, you will know more effective ways to save space on the host as well as obtain the performance optimization.