All our servers are optimised and tuned for performance, and deliver much better performance than other hosting solutions. Because of this, the need for cache- aggregation an optimisation plugins is reduced.

Generally, you will experience that avoiding the use of performance-related plugins, and keeping the number of plugins to a minimum, will give a much better performing website.

Database Optimisations

If the wp_options table is big you will get a nice performance improvement by adding an index on the autoload column. 

```ALTER TABLE wp_options ADD INDEX autoload_idx (autoload);```

This change has been proposed to WordPress core, but because of varying server configurations the performance gains are varying. On our servers, this change gives a major benefit.

Caching

If you are moving your website from another host, we recommend that you uninstall and remove all cache related plugins before you test your site for performance. Full page cache plugins are usually only needed for high traffic web sites (15 pageviews per second and more).

.htaccess

Many caching and security plugins adds customisations to htaccess, which has a huge impact on the performance. Keep the htaccess clean.

#BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule>
#END WordPress
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