How to Install WordPress with OpenLiteSpeed

Do you know How to Install WordPress with OpenLiteSpeed?

OpenLiteSpeed is a high performant web-server especially for WordPress sites because of LSCache plugin.

A great deal of people are opting for OpenLiteSpeed stack to power and speed up their WordPress site, in this article we will see how you can do exactly that.

Install OpenLiteSpeed:

First of all, we have to know how to install OpenLiteSpeed. To do so we are going to mention all the installation steps here. OpenLiteSpeed installation is very easy. Installation for different Operating systems is different but I will add here installation for Centos and Ubuntu.

Here in this article, we will install OLS from CentOs repositories. The difference in the installation process is just the commands steps and the sequence of steps remains the same throughout the process.

  1. You have to add the repositories in order to install OpenLiteSpeed. Here the commands to add repositories to the centos and Ubuntu.

Centos:

rpm -ivh http://rpms.litespeedtech.com/centos/litespeed-repo-1.1-1.el7.noarch.rpm

Ubuntu:

wget -O - http://rpms.litespeedtech.com/debian/enable_lst_debain_repo.sh | bash

Adding repository is the first step to install OpenLiteSpeed.

2. After adding repositories to the machine now its time to install OpenLiteSpeed. OpenLiteSpeed is just one command install. Here is the Command.

Centos:

yum install openlitespeed

Ubuntu:

apt-get install openlitespeed

By default, this command installs the latest stable version of the OLS. if you want to install any specific version then the command will be

yum install openlitespeed-x.x.x

Replace x.x.x with any version you are required like 1.2.2 or any you need to install. Once OLS has been installed successfully. You OpenLiteSpeed directory is /usr/local/lsws.

3. To start OpenLiteSpeed server use the command

/usr/local/lsws/bin/lswsctrl start

4. To stop OpenLiteSpeed server use the command

/usr/local/lsws/bin/lswsctrl stop
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Configuring OpenLiteSpeed:

In order to set up WordPress on the LiteSpeed server, you have to do some configurations on your server.

For the configuration, we have to access the LiteSpeed Web Server to access the webserver. You can use the port 7080 with your IP address. You can reach the webserver from the following link https://<your_server_ip>:7080. Once you reach this you can see this screen

OpenLiteSpeed

Provide credentials to log in to the webserver. Usually username=”admin” and if you don’t know the password you can change it by running this simple command

/usr/local/lsws/admin/misc/admpass.sh
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After providing the details you can see the dashboard of LightSpeed Web Server.

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Now it time to do some configurations on the webserver. First of all, from this OpenLiteSpeed dashboard find Server configuration on the menu.

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Go to the External App section present in the Server configuration. And you see LightSpeed SAPI App click Edit.

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After getting to the next page by clicking the Edit button. Now you have to do some configuration according to the PHP version that you have. This is important because OpenLiteSpeed installation won’t be able to correctly execute PHP Scripts. So we have 7.3 We will do configurations according to our version. By default there is lsphp but we have to make it lsphp73. 73 is for my PHP version you can do it for your own version.

We have to correct three things Name, Address and Command according to our version.

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Once you edit these go and save these settings.

Now its time to edits some Virtual Hosts settings. To do so go to the Virtual Hosts section from the left menu.

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You can see an Example Virtual host on the screen view this for some configurations.

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In the Example virtual Host go to the General Tab. And click the edit button. These are some Configurations that are important for WordPress.

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In order to install and setup WordPress, we are going to create a directory WordPress in the next steps so in Document Root we add this. OpenLiteSpeed looks at the contents of the Document Root field for content to serve.

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Once you done click save.

In LightSpeed by default, there is only index.html file as index file but for WordPress, we will need index.php also because its core file for WordPress and This will allow the main logic of WordPress to function correctly.

To do so in General tab go to the index files and click to the edit.

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Add the index.php file also in index file with index.html. and save

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Now we have to do some setting on rewrite rules for this go to the Rewrite tab in the Virtual Host window.

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In Rewrite Enable Rewrite and Auto Load from .htaccess. Make these option yes. And click to save.

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Now we are going to take a look on some security options. As OprnLiteSpeed installation includes some Password protected areas for the authentication features. And we know that WordPress uses its own authentication mechanisms and we will not going to use file-based authentication by Openlitespeed. So we have to remove these so WordPress works properly on its own.

To do so got to the Security tab in the Virtual Hosts option.

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At the end of this screen, you can see a Realm List which has a SampleProtectedArea. Click on the Delete button to remove it.

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It will ask you for confirmation click the Delete button and go on.

Now you have to delete the protectd from context. Go to the Context tab. Here you find /protected/ click delete and delete it.

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Once all done now its time for  Graceful Restart in order to configure all changes we made. To do so click the restart button on the top of screen.

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Now your OpenLiteSpeed is fully configured and good to go.

Installing MySQL

As we know that WordPress uses MySQL. WordPress needs MySQL to store and manage its data. So in order to install WordPress On OpenLiteSpeed, we must have the MySQL installed on the server. Go to the terminal and check the installation of MySQL to check this type of command

mysql -v

This will show you the version of MySQL. If MySQL is not installed there then it will give you MySQL command not found. You have to follow the process.

  1. Download and add the repository
wget http://repo.mysql.com/mysql-community-release-el7-5.noarch.rpm
sudo rpm -ivh mysql-community-release-el7-5.noarch.rpm

2. Install MySQL as usual.

sudo yum install mysql-server

3. Start the service

systemctl start mysqld

Now you have to log in to the MySQL root account. to login to the root access type the command:

sudo mysql
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Now we are going to create a database using this command:

CREATE DATABASE webssite DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci;

The name of the database is whatever you want to use but here we used “website”. Now we have to create a user how has all rights for this database. You can specify a username and password according to your choice.

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON webssite.* TO 'user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; 

Now FLUSH PRIVILEGES which tells the server to reload the grant tables and put your new changes.

FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

Now exit from mysql.

exit;
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Installing PHP Extensions:

We need to install different PHP extensions and modules in order to run and fulfill the required result for our WordPress Site. Here we mention some of the modules and will install them for PHP 7.3 Installation is the same for every PHP version jus the change of version in command.

Centos:

yum install lsphp73-common lsphp73-curl lsphp73-imagick lsphp73-imap lsphp73-json lsphp73-memcached lsphp73-mysql lsphp73-opcache lsphp73-redis

Ubuntu:

apt install lsphp73-common lsphp73-curl lsphp73-imagick lsphp73-imap lsphp73-json lsphp73-memcached lsphp73-mysql lsphp73-opcache lsphp73-redis

LiteSpeed Repository installs PHP unber /usr/local/lsws/lsphpxx

These are some extensions like redis, mysql, imagick, etc you can also install any other if you wan to.

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Installing and Configuring WordPress:

Now we have to discuss the installation and configuration process of WordPress with the OpenLiteSpeed. We are done with Server configuration and now we are on the installation. You can download the latest version of WordPress from the there official site. You can download WordPress and any directory. I created a directory “mywebsite“. Create the directory using the following command:

mkdir mywebsite
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Go to that specific directory that you created to download WordPress. Use the command cd “your_directory”.

Now its time to download WordPress. You can do it using a command and the command is stated here:

curl -O https://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz

If you want to download any specific version. Go and get the proper link for that proper version. Now extract the compressed file that you downloaded.

tar xzvf latest.tar.gz

Now your directory look like this:

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Now for the OpenLiteSpeed we have to create a file before going to further process. OpenLiteSpeed Support .htaccess files. this is so important for us to create this file to go for the next steps because WordPress managed and create permalinks using this file. for this purpose, we will use touch command. Here is the whole command to create the .htaccess.

touch /root/mywebsite/wordpress/.htaccess

You can add the path where your WordPress is on the server.

One more important file for the WordPress Installation is the wp-config.php file. All the configuration of WordPress depends upon this file. Whenever we download this file from there official website this there will be a sample file like wp-config-sample.php. for this setup, we are going to copy that sample file into the wp-config .php file to use it. And will configure it. We are going to do it using a command you can do to with any other method too.

 cp /root/mywebsite/wordpress/wp-config-sample.php /root/mywebsite/wordpress/wp-config.php

You can see we have .htaccess and also wp-config.php on our server now.

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For the safe side, we are going to create an upgraded directory so WordPress will not run into permission issues while updating. A very simple command is used for this:

mkdir /root/mywebsite/wordpress/wp-content/upgrade

Always check you changes that you made. Now its time to move the WordPress content to the place from where we can access this. As you remember that we added the path for our WordPress site in the OpenLiteSpeed in the virtual host-> Example -> root document.

We have to move this in /usr/local/lsws/Example/html/mywordpresssite

Now here I mention the command to move my WordPress content to that specific.

cp -a /root/mywebsite/wordpress/. /usr/local/lsws/Example/html/mywordpresssite

This is the command for specific my setup. And also note the “.” in the command. This will copy all the hidden files also.

Now its time to do some critical configuration for your WordPress to be working. We have to do some permission configurations and wp-config.php configuration the most important. First of all, we will go for the permissions of files. We are going to set nobody user and nogroup to the group. OpenLiteSpeed web server runs these as default and gives the ability to read and write these.

Use these command to do so. incase of centos this one will work:

sudo chown -R nobody:nobody /usr/local/lsws/Example/html/mywordpresssite

In case of ubuntu this will work

sudo chown -R nobody:nobody /usr/local/lsws/Example/html/mywordpresssite

Now in the next step, we have to find two more permission sets. We have to specify the permissions for files and directories. First, we are going to set permission for the directories for that we will use

sudo find /usr/local/lsws/Example/html/mywordpresssite/ -type d -exec chmod 750 {} \;

Set permissions to 750 And for files permissons we use:

 sudo find /usr/local/lsws/Example/html/mywordpresssite/ -type f -exec chmod 640 {} \;

These permissions are required and suitable for the process and the proper functionalities properly.

Now we all done with the permissions part now we have to set set up wp-config.php. We copied the content of the sample file in the wp-config file. So we have to add some real value in order to word the wp-config properly. In the default file, you can see that they ask you for real value now we have to generate these values.

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We can do so from the official API of WordPress for these use this command:

curl -s https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt/
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Once you run this command you will receive value like these. Copy the value from the terminal and replace these values in the wp-config.php file I am going to do this from the terminal using vi editors.

You can use this command to do so on your end:

vi /usr/local/lsws/Example/html/mywordpresssite/wp-config.php

this one is default one and have to replace with real values.

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After updating with real values it look like.

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The configurations for keys are now set up and now we have to set up database configurations in the wp-config.php file.

You remember the Database you created and the user for that. Now we have to add these in this file.

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Now in this default configuration now we will add out real values in it.

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All done for the wp setup. Its time to open and launch the final site.

Install WordPress with OpenLiteSpeed

Setup WordPress

Now we will go to the last WordPress Setup. First of all, you have to know how you can access your WordPress to setup. Be careful in this process. You can open your WordPress installation through your IP or server domain but check the firewall may in my case I was able to open the site on port 8088

http://<ip_address>:8088
WordPress

Here the process is started for installation. You have to select your language and click Continue.

Here you have to provide the required information. Username, Password, Site tile, and Email after providing all these clicks to the Install WordPress button.

Install WordPress with OpenLiteSpeed

You will receive the confirmation screen for the process.

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Click to the login button and provide the detail to login.

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After login, you can visit the admin dashboard and do whatever you want to.

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Now you can do any operation regarding your site from here. Add any plugin, posting, and anything you want to do.

Benchmark of WordPress Site with LS Cache:

At the last, we are also going to check the benchmark for the WordPress Site with and without ls cache. In this way, we can evaluate how LS Cache effects the site. First, we will see the results without LS Cache and then we enable LS Cache and see the results. we are going to use h2load for performing benchmarks. You can visit here to check how to install it.

For the benchmark, we chose a fixed value which we are going to use after and before the LS Cache installation.

h2load -n10000 -c100 -m10 https://mydomain.com/

We are going to use this command that means we have three parameters here:

-n The number of total requests. we are going with 10000

-c The number of concurrent clients. we are going with 100

-m The max concurrent streams to issue per client. we are going with 10

Benchmark without enabling LS Cache

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starting benchmark…
spawning thread #0: 100 total client(s). 10000 total requests
TLS Protocol: TLSv1.2
Cipher: ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256
Server Temp Key: ECDH P-256 256 bits
Application protocol: h2
progress: 10% done
progress: 20% done
progress: 30% done
progress: 40% done
progress: 50% done
progress: 60% done
progress: 70% done
progress: 80% done
progress: 90% done
progress: 100% done
finished in 1.61s, 6195.49 req/s, 154.30MB/s
requests: 10000 total, 10000 started, 10000 done, 10000 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 errored, 0 timeout
status codes: 10000 2xx, 0 3xx, 0 4xx, 0 5xx
traffic: 249.06MB (261158611) total, 120.81KB (123711) headers (space savings 96.91%), 248.42MB (260490000) data
min max mean sd +/- sd
time for request: 27.77ms 287.59ms 113.67ms 56.38ms 77.80%
time for connect: 175.54ms 317.87ms 206.94ms 43.20ms 83.00%
time to 1st byte: 205.29ms 438.45ms 287.47ms 71.38ms 66.00%
req/s : 62.07 106.24 77.41 16.47 76.00%

Benchmark after enabling LS Cache

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[[email protected] ~]# h2load -n10000 -c100 -m10 https://shoaibkhankhattak.tk/
starting benchmark…
spawning thread #0: 100 total client(s). 10000 total requests
TLS Protocol: TLSv1.2
Cipher: ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256
Server Temp Key: ECDH P-256 256 bits
Application protocol: h2
progress: 10% done
progress: 20% done
progress: 30% done
progress: 40% done
progress: 50% done
progress: 60% done
progress: 70% done
progress: 80% done
progress: 90% done
progress: 100% done
finished in 1.40s, 7117.72 req/s, 177.27MB/s
requests: 10000 total, 10000 started, 10000 done, 10000 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 errored, 0 timeout
status codes: 10000 2xx, 0 3xx, 0 4xx, 0 5xx
traffic: 249.06MB (261156355) total, 118.61KB (121455) headers (space savings 96.97%), 248.42MB (260490000) data
min max mean sd +/- sd
time for request: 22.52ms 190.04ms 94.97ms 32.20ms 66.87%
time for connect: 146.85ms 303.13ms 194.98ms 47.78ms 77.00%
time to 1st byte: 192.92ms 410.21ms 272.01ms 68.73ms 67.00%
req/s : 71.36 132.70 91.69 21.77 77.00%

Now you can see the difference between the both results.

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How to configure Redis Object caching for WordPress on CyberPanel

Redis is open-source software that is used as a database cache. At times when MySQL becomes a bottleneck for your WordPress installation due to heavy queries, Redis can help reduce that load by using in-memory data structure storage. In this article, we will see how to configure Redis Object Caching for WordPress on CyberPanel using the Redis plugin.

CyberPanel is one of the emerging and popular choices among web hosting control panels and with its current new feature timeline, CyberPanel developers are introducing more and more features into it. With a team that is very quick with updates and bug fixes, CyberPanel is becoming one of the first choices for a free hosting panel.

Currently, CyberPanel stable version is v2.0.3, and the CyberPanel team is about to launch the next version very soon. The v2.0.3 version includes very exciting features and one of those features which CyberPanel has introduced is the Redis Application installation with PHP extension.

Table Of Content:

  1. How to install Or upgrade the CyberPanel :
  2. Install Redis and Redis PHP extension on CyberPanel.
  3. Install Redis Plugin on WordPress.
  4. Redis setup with Redis WordPress plugins.
  5. Benchmarks

How to install Or upgrade CyberPanel:

If you are looking for how to install CyberPanel? Then you are in the right place and if you are looking for how to get the latest version of CyberPanel then this article will tell you how you can upgrade CyberPanel to the latest version.

How to install CyberPanel:

Honestly, CyberPanel installation is very easy. It takes 5-20 minutes to install depending on your server specs, and one command to run.

sh <(curl https://cyberpanel.net/install.sh || wget -O - https://cyberpanel.net/install.sh)

But I recommend you to also read CyberPanel Official tutorial for this.

How to Upgrade CyberPanel:

You can also update CyberPanel using only one command and as the installation, it also takes 5 minutes and a single command.

sh <(curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/usmannasir/cyberpanel/stable/preUpgrade.sh || wget -O - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/usmannasir/cyberpanel/stable/preUpgrade.sh)

You can read the official guide for this also.

Install Redis and Redis PHP extension on CyberPanel

First of all, I am going with a short introduction to Redis. I know most of you know what Redis is and what are the uses of Redis. But some may be new to Redis so let me explain what it is.

Redis is an in-memory data structure store. Redis is used for caching, Session management, Subscriber base messages. Basically, Redis makes the process quicker. Let me be clear with an example of Twitter. Twitter is using Redis for subscribing, Liking, and all of that. You notice that when we have a new feed on twitter the whole page is not refreshed and you can see the message-like.

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That is Redis. That did not allow the refresh of the whole page but adds the new content. Redis is an effective component to improve the speed of the site. If you want to know more about Redis goto there official site by clicking here.

Do you know? You can install Redis using CyberPanel in one click. CyberPanel developers added this new feature to install the Redis directly from the CyberPanel.

In the previous version of CyberPanel, if you wanted to install Redis and configure, you were required to install it using commands and then you have to install Redis extension from PHP extensions from CyberPanel. But this hustle is about to end in v2.0.3. Now CyberPanel makes it easy for its users.

I am going to explain what you have to do now in v2.0.3.

Install Redis:

To Install Redis first you must have a CyberPanel version v2.0.3. If you have this version then go to https://<your_ip>:8090/ and log in by providing credentials.

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Once you login to your system now go to the ‘Manage Services->Applications‘. Let me make it more clear. Visit this link to install Redis https://<Your_IP>/manageservices/manageApplications.

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Once you reach this page. No matter through the Option Stated above or using the link. You can see the option to install Redis Daemon.

Configure Redis Object Caching for WordPress on CyberPanel

Now to Click install button present in front of the Redis on your screen.

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Now the real process starts. Once you click the window you can see a popup window appear which shows you the installation process and at the end of the process, you can see the version and all about the Redis information.

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Once Installation is completed the page refreshes automatically and you can see that Redis is now installed, How cool is this?

For the removal of Redis, there is also one click in CyberPanel v2.0.3. You can see the status of Redis that it is installed and you can uninstall it by just clicking the remove button on the same page.

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This one-click installation is an amazing feature in CyberPanel. Now you are done with the Redis installation its time to install the Redis PHP extension. For this follow the next step.

Install Redis Extension in CyberPanel:

Its time to install the Redis extension on CyberPanel. As you all know this one is not a new feature in CyberPanel. For the installation of Redis Extension go to the PPH->Install Extensions. You know we have an alternate path to access this point also and that is the link https://<Your_IP>/managephp/installExtensions

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When you are on this page. Here you have to select a PHP version to install the extension for. Mostly the version that you are using for your site on which you want to setup Redis.

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Select the required version and install the Redis extension for this version. For me, I selected PHP 7.4 for installation. Because I use this for my site. After selection, you search Redis in the search box and you get the required result. And you can see the install button.

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Once you clicked the install button you can see the installation process.

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After Installation go back and check the status of the extension.

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All done from the CyberPanel. Now its time to setup on your WordPress site.

Install Redis Plugin on WordPress:

Now its time to install Redis on WordPress. The installation of every plugin is almost the same.

  1. Go to the admin dashboard in wp-admin
  2. Go to plugin
  3. Add new
  4. Search Redis in the bar and you can see the Redis plugin
  5. Click on install and then activate
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Benchmark of WordPress site with and without Redis setup:

After activating this plugin now we are going to perform a benchmark for Redis which shows the difference after and before Redis results.

For both type of benchmark we select a constant value of data

h2load -n10000 -c100 -m10 https://ourdomain.com/

We are goin to use this command that mean we have three parameters here:

-n The number of total requests. we are going with 10000

-c The number of concurrent clients. we are going with 100

-m The max concurrent streams to issue per client. we are going with 10

Results Before enabling Redis:

According to the command motioned above we have the following results for our benchmark without enabling Redis.

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[[email protected] ~]# h2load -n10000 -c100 -m10 https://shoaibkhankhattak.tk/
starting benchmark…
spawning thread #0: 100 total client(s). 10000 total requests
TLS Protocol: TLSv1.2
Cipher: ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256
Server Temp Key: ECDH P-256 256 bits
Application protocol: h2
progress: 10% done
progress: 20% done
progress: 30% done
progress: 40% done
progress: 50% done
progress: 60% done
progress: 70% done
progress: 80% done
progress: 90% done
progress: 100% done
finished in 208.14s, 48.04 req/s, 1.19MB/s
requests: 10000 total, 10000 started, 10000 done, 10000 succeeded, 0 failed, 0 errored, 0 timeout
status codes: 10000 2xx, 0 3xx, 0 4xx, 0 5xx
traffic: 248.57MB (260644306) total, 145.97KB (149469) headers (space savings 95.87%), 247.74MB (259770000) data
min max mean sd +/- sd
time for request: 104.87ms 67.20s 14.39s 11.88s 90.34%
time for connect: 102.45ms 162.19ms 144.00ms 22.98ms 76.00%
time to 1st byte: 158.23ms 67.16s 24.80s 24.80s 76.00%
req/s : 0.48 1.75 0.96 0.57 60.00%
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Mean time stats

Benchmark results After enabling Redis:

First of all you have to enable Redis for that Go to Admin Dashboard then Settings->Redis->Enable Object cache

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Now we will look for the bencmark results:

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starting benchmark…
spawning thread #0: 100 total client(s). 10000 total requests
TLS Protocol: TLSv1.2
Cipher: ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256
Server Temp Key: ECDH P-256 256 bits
Application protocol: h2
progress: 10% done
progress: 20% done
progress: 30% done
progress: 40% done
progress: 50% done
progress: 60% done
progress: 70% done
progress: 80% done
progress: 90% done
progress: 100% done
finished in 180.50s, 55.40 req/s, 1.38MB/s
requests: 10000 total, 10000 started, 10000 done, 9991 succeeded, 9 failed, 0 errored, 0 timeout
status codes: 9991 2xx, 0 3xx, 0 4xx, 9 5xx
traffic: 249.24MB (261343519) total, 149.02KB (152593) headers (space savings 95.78%), 248.40MB (260466602) data
min max mean sd +/- sd
time for request: 20.74ms 180.35s 11.68s 11.02s 91.20%
time for connect: 90.91ms 251.48ms 148.32ms 36.94ms 73.00%
time to 1st byte: 172.45ms 54.38s 13.31s 15.11s 81.00%
req/s : 0.55 1.25 0.95 0.29 56.00%
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How to setup QUIC.CLOUD CDN on a WordPress site?

Overview of QUIC.cloud

QUIC.cloud is a highly optimized CDN (Content Delivery Network) created by LiteSpeed Technologies. Currently, only WordPress can use this network. In this tutorial, we will see how to setup QUIC.CLOUD CDN on a WordPress site.

Table of Contents

  1. Why QUIC.cloud?
  2. Prerequisites
  3. Link QUIC.cloud to WordPress
    1. Request a Domain Key
    2. Link to QUIC.cloud
  4. Enable QUIC.cloud CDN
    1. Enable CDN and get CNAME Records
    2. Update DNS
  5. Verify If CDN is Enabled
  6. Unable to Fetch Server IP (Optional)

Why QUIC.cloud?

LiteSpeed Cache plugin of WordPress is always in sync with the QUIC.cloud network and it knows when to invalidate your cache so that end-users won’t receive outdated data from the edge servers, which makes it the only full-page cache CDN for WordPress with an intelligent purge.

It will make your website faster and more secure and your website will be cached on servers all around the world making its response rate faster to end users around the globe. When a user request data from the website, a response will be given from the user nearest located server rather than your main server which is available only in one location, which basically speeds up your website.

Prerequisites

  1. WordPress Site
  2. LiteSpeed Cache WordPress Plugin (Read our LSCache WordPress guide to setup LSCache plugin)

Link QUIC.cloud to WordPress

To setup QUIC.cloud on WordPress, First step will be in the WordPress,

Request a Domain Key

  • Open your WordPress site dashboard and Navigate to LiteSpeed Cache and select General.
  • Under General Settings tab click on the Request Domain Key button, which is located on the right side of the Domain Key Text Field.
quic.cloud

After doing the above step, You will see a notification at the top informing you that your request has been made, please wait for the result.

Refresh the page and you will see that your Domain Key Text Field is updated with the new generated key and Link to QUIC.cloud button is enabled.

2nd

Link to QUIC.cloud

After completing the above step, we will have to link the WordPress site to QUIC.cloud account.

  • Click on the button Link to QUIC.cloud

You will be redirect to QUIC.cloud to Log In / Sign Up

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Enter your Email, If you already have an account you will be signed in and your WordPress site will be automatically linked to your QUIC.cloud account and then you will be redirected back to your WordPress Dashboard.

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Visit My Dashboard on QUIC.cloud button verifies that your site is linked to your QUIC.cloud account.

Now, Your WordPress site is linked to QUIC.cloud account and you can use most of its features like image optimizations and critical CSS generation but CDN is still not in use. To Setup CDN, we will have to make some DNS changes.

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Enable QUIC.cloud CDN

Now your WordPress site is connected to your QUIC.cloud account but it is still not using the CDN. To Enable usage of CDN, you will have to point your domain DNS to CNAME which will be provided by QUIC.cloud.

Enable CDN and get CNAME Record

  • Go to your QUIC.cloud account settings and select the website you would like to enable CDN for.
  • Select the CDN tab and click on the button Enable CDN
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QUIC.cloud CDN will be enabled for the website you selected and you will be provided with the CNAME records. You will have to point your website to this CNAME to use Full QUIC.CLOUD CDN services.

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Update DNS

Now to enable CDN effect on your site, Head over to your domain DNS settings and make sure your domain points to the CNAME provided by QUIC.cloud as shown in the above image.

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and that is it! Your website is now using QUIC.cloud Content Delivery Network ( CDN ).

Verify If CDN is Enabled

Still curious, If your site is using the CDN or not? Well, There is a way to verify that your site is using QUIC CDN.

You can use HTTP/3 Check to verify it. If your site is using the QUIC CDN and it is working properly, you will see something like this as shown in the image below.

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Unable to Fetch Server IP

This topic is optional for those who face this error.

Well, There is a chance some of you may have come across this error (shown in the below screenshot). There is no need to worry about it. When you link your site to QUIC account it fetches your Server IP (through your website URL), where your site is hosted, to enable its CDN services. But,

In some cases your website is under a proxy to hide your actual Server IP from its visitors, so QUIC.cloud can not fetch it correctly and shows you this error.

It has a very simple solution, All you have to do is Paste your Server IP (where your site is actually hosted) into the server IP block you see in the below screenshot and Save it.

It will be fixed, Simple as that!

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Enjoy Boosted site by QUIC.cloud!

How to Speed up Your Site via Cloudflare Page Rules for HTML

HTML is one of the most important aspects with regard to the speed of your webpages. If we cache HTML it will reduce the usage of resources and improve the performance of the site. Caching HTML is very useful in a site performance perspective. You know that Cloudflare usually caches all static resources which has also a great impact on site performance. Like CSS, Javascript, images, and all. But what about HTML?, so in this article, we are going to explain how to make HTML caching work with WordPress and Cloudflare Page Rules

HTML caching is called full page cache it is not a default cached code from the Cloudflare we have to create rules for this. So what we need to do so let see.

Required Features for HTML full page caching

Page Rules

As I already stated above that by default, Cloudflare is not caching HTML. to do so we need to use page rules and have to enable the cache everything setting. This means you enable the caching of HTML by making a rule that cache everything. But to do this there is a problem and you have to take care of these two factors while making page rule for HTML.

  1. The HTML content for which you are creating the rules has to be static. In simple words, it does not change over time. Like a dynamic front page.
  2. The second thing the content is anonymous. This means that it is the same piece of content that is intended for any visitor to this resource.

These all thing shows that Caching everything is not engough for the setup.

Cache Everything

Cache Everything means you cached everything even the content not needed to cache. When you cache everything this will be a risk. Maybe you cache those content that is not intended for the next visitor. Let me explain with an example if you are login as an admin in WordPress dashboard and visit your front page and you cached everything, literally everything. Then the next visitor who is a normal visitor who accesses the site will see the admin edit bar that only was intended for you. So to not get stuck in this type of stuff you need to do and other things and that is to Bypass Cache on the Cookie setting.

Bypass Cache on Cookie

A cookie is a small piece of data stored on the user’s computer by the web browser while browsing a website. To login to a website, cookies are needed to maintain a link between your local computer and server. A cookie from your local computer, it is sent with every request you make to the server. This means that you can tell the server to pass the request through to the origin server, given the user has a certain cookie. With this enabled, you can deliver cached responses to Anonymous visitors, while you as an Administrator, or a logged-in customer in your WooCommerce, are getting served a tailored HTML page that will not be cached. In this way you have to do so you will not face the everything cache problem.

Always chose a best and correct plan to do this.

Configure Cloudflare for HTML caching for WordPress

Caching HTML is one of the important and critical issues. Keep in mind that when you are going to leverage Cloudflare for the HTML caching, always reduce the number of plugins you are using for caching, Optimization, aggregation, and all that. The use of more plugins makes it complex and complicated. Made the thing harder to resolve and understand. maybe they also cause a conflict. And I honestly tell you that caching with Cloudflare is more efficient and worthy. There’s nothing more annoying than trying to debug cache issues on a CDN. A visitor would report some error, and when you test this hitting another CDN node the results could be entirely different.

Now its time to setup page rules for html. To do so follow the steps.

Setting up the Cloudflare Page Rules

In order to process the different requests from Cloudflare, you need to set up different rules for it. The first-page rule that matches the incoming request is the one that will be applied. 

To add Page rule go to Page Rule

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Here is some configuration, These are some basic configurations for a WordPress site.

Cloudflare Page Rules

Explanation for these Cloudflare Page Rules:

Now let’s explain these rules we provided above. These three rules are different and have there own importance according to there values.

1: Enable Cache for all requests going to anything in the folder wp-content. And this rule includes all the themes and plugins all.

2: Now I think you got it for which contains the second rule is. Yes, it is for all requests from the wp-. This rule bypass the cookie. This makes it possible for you to log in wp-login.php, and work in the admin wp-admin/* without running into caching issues. When you log in to the Control Panel, you will get the no-cache cookie

3: This third rule is for the whole website. All the rest requests. I didn’t set the bypass cache on it you can set for this.

This is for a stranded WordPress site but for a woocomerce site you need some other rules as well.

Additional required Cloudflare Page Rules for WooCommerce:

As you know the woocomerce site is very different from the normal site and there is a huge difference between the caching of woocomerce and a normal blog site. Although the basic rules for woocomerce are the same it need some additional rules for this purpose. These rules are specified for specific paths of sites. Like checkout, cart, etc. I will show you some rules.

Cloudflare Page Rules

With the rule mentioned above, you can also use these two rules for your woocomerce site. The checkout often involves multiple steps, therefore the checkout wildcard rule is used to bypass the cache. and also the cart.

In this article, we will go for some other details but first, we have to know how we can purge cache in cloudflare.

Purge cache in Cloudflare

Purge meaning clearing cache in Cloudflare. Sometimes you need to clear the cache in order to visible changes and getting some new content. Purging cache is different in Free and Enterprise plans. I will discuss here the method. For the free version, we have Purge by single-file (by URL).

Purge by single-file (by URL):
  1. Login to Cloudflare
  2. Select the site you need to purge
  3. Go to the Caching from the top menu.
  4. In the Purge Cache pane, click Custom Purge.
Cloudflare Page Rules
  1. Select URL in the Purge by field.
  2. Enter the appropriate value(s) in the text box
  3. Perform any additional instructions to complete the form.
  4. Review your entries.
  5. Click Purge.
Cloudflare Page Rules

The purging for Enterprized is different from the free plan. Follow the guide to do so.

You can do more customization of Cloudflare Page Rules

Different sites need a different type of setup because they have a different type of requests. All sites are different, and there are usually certain paths and requests you’d like to exclude from caching. Both plugins and themes sometimes require customization. Also, API requests are generally not something you’d like to cache.

Including and excluding the content is specific for every site and you have to do it according to that specific site. there are some extra settings like Edge cache TTL, Browser cache TTL, Origin cache TTL you have to take care of these for caching.

Edge Cache TTL:

Edge Cache TTL is used to tell the Cloudflare how long to keep the asset in the cache. We can say that this is an edge of time to keep the data in the cache. Let say we want to keep the cache for a month or more then we set that limit for the cache. Usually, it depends upon you I mean the user. How long you are using the same content and when you want to change it. Read more about this here.

Browser Cache TTL:

Browser cache is special. You can set these using page rules. Unless specifically set in a Page rule, Cloudflare does not override or insert Cache-Control headers if you set Browser Cache TTL to Respect Existing Headers. It cannot be cleared by clicking a button. The only way to bypass the browser cache is to force-reload a page (which will make the browser reload the page from the server) or let it expire. The upside of the browser cache is that it is the cache closest to the users – so it will make HTML load in just fractions of a second because it doesn’t require any network traffic.

If you want to know more about it and want to know how to set up click here.

Origin Cache Control:
These are used for CND. These Cache-Control headers are one way for web administrators to tell Cloudflare how to handle content from the origin. This is a very nice feature for advanced users, that know how to manipulate headers and instruct the Edge cache using headers.

Read more about Origin Cache Control here.

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Move a WordPress Site with the Duplicator Plugin

The process of moving a site from one server to another is a very important and difficult task. The main risk during site migration is Downtime. Which can happen with the possibility of data loss? In this article, we will explain how to move a WordPress site with the Duplicator plugin.

This will allow you to move your site from any other platform directly to CyberPanel or other control panels.

Table Of Contents

  1. Duplicator Plugin Setup
  2. Export site using Duplicator Plugin
  3. Setup site on the new server

Duplicator Plugin Setup:

Duplicator Plugin gives WordPress users the ability to copy, move, migrate, or clone any WordPress site. You can easily copy, move, and transfer your website from one server to another. You can also move your site from local to live server direct. First, we need to know how to install and set up the Duplicator plugin on our site.

Install Duplicator Plugin:

Duplicator Plugin is a free WordPress plugin. And available to install in the Plugins section of the WordPress Admin Dashboard. There are many ways to install WordPress plugins. Follow these steps to install the Duplicator plugin.

Install from Plugin section:

To install the plugin directly from the WordPress plugin directory. You have to visit the WordPress admin Dashboard then ‘Plugin’->Add New.

move a WordPress site with the Duplicator plugin

After clicking the Add New button. Here you have to find the duplicator in the search box. And you will get the first result of your desired plugin. Click Install Now to install this plugin.

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Once the plugin is installed, it is time to activate the Duplicator plugin. Press the Activate button to activate.

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Once you activate the plugin you can see Duplicator option in the menu section of Admin Dashboard.

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Export site using Duplicator Plugin:

Once you’ve installed the Duplicator plugin, it’s time to prepare your site for migration. Follow these steps to move your site using the plugin.

You can see the Duplicator plugin in the left-side menu.

Now click on “Duplicator > Packages”. You can see this screen.

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Its time to start the process. Click the ‘Create New‘ button.

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After clicking Create New, you will be given 3 options:

  1. Setup
  2. Scan
  3. Build

1-Setup

You have four options during set up phase.

  1. Name: (Give the Name to make a file).
  2. Storage: (You can select where to save the file).
  3. Archive: (Check Archive files).
  4. Installer: (See the settings for installer file).
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After checking them all, click on the Next button for the next step.

2-Scan

In the next step, you can see the scanning for export.

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After the scan is complete, you will need to check its status and click Yes to build.

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3-Build

After completing the build phase, you can see this screen.

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From here you can get one-click download or archive and installer two files.

Setup site on the new server:

After the successful download of the installer and archive or .zip file. Now it’s time to move the site to another server. Follow the steps to do so.

Upload Installer and Archive File:

Upload both installer and archive files to your server. Always upload your file to the public_html folder of your site. You can upload using an FTP account. In the case of CyberPanel, you can also upload files from the File Manager in Website Manager. Follow the tutorial below to upload using FTP.

http://help.dugeo.com/m/faq/l/175136-how-to-upload-to-our-ftp-server

Install WordPress Website Using Installer

Now, it’s time to run the installer setup on your server. To do this, you need to go to your website address /installer.php at the end. Like www.abc.com/installer.php

If everything is fine up to this step, the next step is the extraction of the Archive file.

Extract the Archive

After visiting the installer page, you will see a screen like this:

extra archive

Click the Next button to proceed after checking the options.

Database Setup

Now create a database to transfer your site. Follow the database creation process.

Run the Installer

The Duplicator plugin works best with empty databases. Hence, before moving forward, you need to remove all previous data.

Next, the database window will open. You need to check the checkbox named tables to select all the tables in the database. Next, click the Drop button to remove the selected tables.

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Click the Yes button.

install database

Data Replacement

Once you reached the 4th step click the YES button, you will be given a URL, Path, and Title automatically.

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Now, click the Next button.

Test the Live Site

If it all works, you’ll see “Step 4 of 4: Test Site”. There you’ll want to click the “Site Login” button, and log in to your WordPress site using the same username and password as you have on the remote site.

step 4: download

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How to optimize WordPress site using LSCache Plugin

Learn from Niel Patel as to why slow speed is a killer for your online business and let see how you can easily speed up your website.

WordPress is a free Content Management System (CMS) used by more than 60 million websites, WordPress is one of the most popular CMS solutions. Considering the popularity of this CMS, optimizing WordPress sites to load quickly is very important and sometimes it is difficult. PageSpeed of any website is one of the major factors for both usability and SEO. In this article, we will discuss how you can improve the loading speed of your WordPress site using LSCache Plugin.


Table of Contents

  1. What is PageSpeed or Page Optimization?
  2. Factors that affect the PageSpeed of a WordPress site.
  3. How to improve PageSpeed.
  4. How to check PageSpeed.
  5. Benefits of PageSpeed.

1. What is PageSpeed or Page Optimization?

Basically PageSpeed means that how quickly a web page load when a visitor clicks on the link or types in the URL. Usually, a visitor expects that their pages load quickly and this imparts a good first impression on them. PageSpeed not only creates a good impression but also improve search ranking as it affects the SEO


2. Factors that affect the PageSpeed of a WordPress site:

  1. Un-optimized media (Large-sized images and videos)
  2. Un-used CSS and JS
  3. Un-Minified CSS and JS
  4. Excessive Use of Plugins and Widgets (In-active and unnecessary plugins)
  5. WordPress Theme (Theme Choice is important)
  6. Poor Choice of Hosting Service.

3. How to improve PageSpeed:

Follow the steps mentioned below to improve overall speed of your WordPress site.

3.1 Optimize or Reduce media size:

Use of Images and videos make the content more beautiful and attractive but a common mistake is to upload pictures and video directly without any optimization. Always optimize media like videos and images before uploading it on site for use. Use the latest jpg/jpeg version only, PNGs should only be used when transparency is needed. Lower images result in smaller page sizes hence a boost to Pagespeed.

For the images that have been uploaded already, you can also use WordPress plugins for image optimization.

Most Common Image Optimization Plugins:

  1. LiteSpeed Cache
  2. Imagify
  3. Optimole
  4. ShortPixel Image Optimizer

There are many image optimization plugins on WordPress plugins directory, let see how we can use LiteSpeed Cache plugin to optimize images:

  1. Click on LiteSpeed Cache -> Image Optimization. 
  2. Click on Send for Optimization button until all the images are optimized
  3. Once optimization is completed click on Gather image Data.
  4. Check the Image information section on the right side, it shows the optimization status. Green ticks suggest complete optimization.
Image Optimization
  1. Go on the Image Optimization Settings Option on screen.
  2. Check all the options as shown in the picture.
Image Optimization

3.2 Minify HTML, CSS and JS Files:

Minification of HTML, CSS, and JS files are some of the most common and important steps to increase page speed.  Google PageSpeed Insights and/or any other page speed tool always recommends this.

This issue happens due to the white spaces and extra CSS and JS  on the website page.

You can fix these issues manually or use a WordPress plugin to do so. Some plugins are listed below.

  1. LiteSpeed Cache
  2. Autoptimize
  3. JCH Optimize

Minify CSS and JS using LiteSpeed Cache:

  1. Click on LiteSpeed Cache -> Page Optimization -> JS Settings
  2. Change your settings according to the image below
  3. Follow this guide in case this setting breaks any functionality or visual structure of your site
Js Optimization
  1. Click on LiteSpeed Cache -> Page Optimization -> CSS Settings
  2. Change your settings according to the image below
  3. Follow this guide in case this setting breaks any functionality or visual structure of your site
CSS Setings

3.3 Excessive Use of Plugins and Widgets:

Excessive use of Plugins and Widgets can also slow down your PageSpeed. Always take care of extra and unnecessary Plugins and Widgets. Uninstall all in-active and unused plugins from sites. Never add any unused widgets.

Delete extra/inactive Plugins

  1. Click on Plugins->Installed plugins -> InActive
  2. Click on the Delete option right below the plugin name
Uninstall Plugin

3.4 Theme Choice:

The choice of theme to run the site is very important. Always choose a lite-weight theme for your site. Unlicensed/nulled themes slow down PageSpeed of your site so always use a licensed theme for the site.


3.5 Choice of Hosting service:

Hosting service is one of the main reasons behind the low PageSpeed. To run a  site on a shared server may be good from a financial point of view but it usually fails to deliver good loading times on peak traffic hours. So always use a good web hosting provider for your site to achieve a better PageSpeed, SEO, and traffic.


4. How to Check PageSpeed:

There are many ways to check the page speed of any site. A lot of sites are there to check the Page Speed of any site. Google also offers a tool called Google PageSpeed Insights for this.

Some sites that can help you to check various factors affecting your PageSpeed:

How to optimize WordPress site using LSCache Plugin

5. Benefits of high PageSpeed:

  1. PageSpeed improves search engine rankings
  2. It is important for SEO
  3. It ensures a good first impression on the visitor
  4. Also, help to decrease the Bounce Rate so visitors love to navigate between pages

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