13 Advantages of Managed WordPress Hosting

Managed WordPress hosting gives your website or online shop a real boost. But what do you have to pay attention to as an agency, freelancer, for your blog or company? How much service do you actually need? We clear the jungle for you. Which WordPress hosting provider is right for you? With the success of WordPress and WooCommerce , the range of hosting ... read more

Green Hosting for WordPress: How Sustainable Can Web Hosting Be?

Everyone is talking about ways to protect the planet. If you run a website or an online store, you consume a lot of resources. We want to counteract this with our green hosting for WordPress and WooCommerce. We discuss the opportunities and limitations of ecological web hosting. "If the internet were a country, it would have the sixth largest power consumption on our planet" – that's how... read more

What is a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? And When Does it Make Sense to Use One?

You have a website, an online shop or a blog and are getting more and more attention and website visitors from all over the world? Great, then you've already done a few things right. But what if you notice in Google Analytics that your biggest fans and visitors come from New Zealand, even though your location is in Berlin or London? Here comes a CDN ... read more

PageSpeed Insights & the importance of website speed

About a year ago, Jesus Mendes, the SEO director of Mail Online, woke up with a shock: a core update from Google had caused his website - one of the world's most visited online newspapers - to lose half of its traffic. And it did so overnight. Learn more about PageSpeed Insights, and how you can use it to avoid performance sins... readmore

The 10 most important parameters of your WordPress performance

The web is teeming with tips and tricks on how to optimise your WordPress performance. Unfortunately, explanations and evaluations of the relevance of the various adjusting screws quickly fall by the wayside. We show you the important starting points and adjusting screws - in a sensible order and with context. This way you can achieve success especially quickly. In the meantime, we have already worked on ... read more

Optimize WordPress: How to analyze your website in 7 seconds

If you want to optimize WordPress, some measures are crystal clear, well-known and proven effective. But even supposedly optimized websites often still have potential. Therefore, it is worthwhile to look beyond Google PageSpeed Insights and Co. Because many performance tools deliver true data gold mines that allow a very extensive analysis - if you know what you're looking ... read more

Instructions: Switch WordPress multilingual to WPML Multidomain

You need WordPress multilingual? There are different variants of implementation. In the form of a path within the URL (example.de/en), as a subdomain (en.example.de) or as a multidomain. Each language receives its own domain. From an SEO perspective, this is the best option for multilingualism with WordPress and WooCommerce. Our choice at FirmCatalyst fell on multidomains for precisely this reason. This is ... read more

Why the New York Times only has a PageSpeed Insights score of 52

Some of the biggest and most successful WordPress sitesworldwide, such as the Wall Street Journal or People Magazine, perform enormously badly in Google's PageSpeed Insights . And this despite the fact that their business model depends on good performance. This is despite the fact that their business model depends on good performance. Using the New York Times as an example, I explain to you why you can neglect the PageSpeed optimization score and what concrete advantage your ... read more

WordPress 5.0 vs. 4.9 - The Performance Test

The update to WordPress 5.0 is just around the corner. However, the exact release date depends on when the new WordPress editor, alias "Gutenberg", is ready for the WP core. Many WP users are worried about problems with plugins, themes and the performance of their siteafter the update. For this reason, we have taken a look at the ... read more