My E-commerce site is kind of slow. (Woocommerce)
So I hired a freelancer at Upwork.com
After few days, He told me that he fixed the issue, however still it takes more than 4 seconds to load the first pages, and the result form google pages insights and GTmetrix is not good either.
He told me it is because of the slow server. For now we use Dreamhost Advanced plan(shared).
He told me that I need to use Nginx VPS servers.
And he told me like this:
"better server will cut 1-3 seconds I guess.
my company has a free installation script for Nginx/WordPress if you have a cloud hosting account (e.g. DigitalOcean cloud, Vultr cloud, Amazon cloud)
the script is called SlickStack and helps you setup a very fast WordPress server
but this requires some knowledge about SSH
for Upwork clients usually I setup a SlickStack server for them or they join my hosting service 00000 instead if they don't have "IT guys" on their team
the hosting service costs more since its fully managed and includes a free CodeGuard.com backups account"
So I contacted Dreamhost, and the tech told me it is not server side issue.
I think the freelancer is trying to sell his hosting service to me, and Dreamhost is trying to convince me that their service is good.
I want to get a 3rd opinion.
Can you please let me know if it is better to change hosting server?
Or do I have to hire another freelancer just optimize my site?
By the way, we also use Siteground Growbig service too to host other domains.
If Siteground Growbig services is better than Dreamhost server, we can change to Siteground because we don't need to pay extra.
So my questions is which option do I have take?
1. Stick with Dreamhost, and hire other freelancer to optimize the site 2. Change to the freelancer's hosting service, 3. Change to Siteground Grow big 4. Or change to faster service of Dreamhost or Siteground
Please let me have what you think.
Thank you for advance.