Server optimization continues
I’m continuing to tweak and modify the WAMP and WordPress server configurations, to optimize site performance using gtmetrix.com as my benchmark. I’m realizing this is more of a journey, rather than a destination. 😀
WAMP tweaks include the following:
• httpd-vhosts.conf modified with mod_rewrite rules and wildcard ^(.*)$ to write any incoming requests to one of my 3 virtual hosts (hivegate.com, mathewcnichols.com, or amsplumbingandhvac.com.) A 301 redirect for mistyped URLs may help with traffic.
• httpd-vhosts.conf modified to include IPv6 queries. Sites are now running dual stack IPv4/IPv6. GoDaddy DNS AAAA records added.
• GoDaddy SBS DNS Service configured as DDNS if Spectrum changes home IP address. Not sure if this service will update IPv6 AAAA record yet!
• .htaccess modified in each site root directory to enable caching with Apache mod_expires, and php opcache.
• .htaccess modified in each site root directory to enable compression with mod_deflate and mod_filter.
• Integrating Google Analytics with GADWP
• Optimizing caching even more with WP Super Cache
• SEO with Yoast
• Jetpack (of course)
Next on the agenda is attempting a full website backup and restore (directory and database.) I will feel much more comfortable making major design changes once I know I can manually revert to a past snapshot!