I am not a tech savvy person but created the website tierramitica.com. I do have a lot of plugins installed but they are all necessary. I am also running Woocommerce, but have a special Woocommerce plan with Bluehost that is supposed to help with the speed. After a lot of effort and also following the advice of your knowledge base, it has improved, but according to Pingdom, where I do my tests, still the loading time is 6.44 seconds and I receive a D rating.
The main advise is the following:
Make fewer HTTP requests
Decreasing the number of components on a page reduces the number of HTTP requests required to render the page, resulting in faster page loads. Some ways to reduce the number of components include: combine files, combine multiple scripts into one script, combine multiple CSS files into one style sheet, and use CSS Sprites and image maps.
Compress components with gzip
Compression reduces response times by reducing the size of the HTTP response. Gzip is the most popular and effective compression method currently available and generally reduces the response size by about 70%. Approximately 90% of today’s Internet traffic travels through browsers that claim to support gzip.
Is it feasible to do these things? Would I be able to set this up or would I need professional help and if so, do you offer this?
I am currently using a caching plugin, and have all the settings you recommended, except for the Minify, because that makes one of my plugins crash.
I am also not even sure if this loading time is that bad, considering everything the website is loading. Could you please take a look and give me your professional advice? My url is tierramitica.com
Thank you very much