Why Choose Me?
If you are looking for speed, I live and breathe WordPress and WooCommerce performance. I provide tailored speed up services for your site on any type of hosting platform: shared, VPS or dedicated. I have sysadmin and systems engineering skills to provide various approaches. Together, we will squeeze all the speed we can out of your current hosting solution or find a new one that suits you better – usually while saving you money too!
- General performance optimization for fast page load times
- Site and host migrations to get more resources and speed
- HTTP to HTTPS migrations
- Database cleanup
- Performance Troubleshooting
- Custom server setups for maximum speed
- Custom WooCommerce performance solutions to speed up products and order searching
- Performance consultations if you want some guidance or clarity for your project
Proof of Results
Michael had some complaints from users that his site was taking too long to load. I managed to reduce his page load time from over 30 seconds (proof).
After my optimizations it took 945 ms (proof) to load.
That is over 30x faster!, Michael and his visitors are much happier now!
A jewelry store named Unspoiled Jewels running WooCommerce came to me because they weren’t getting any sales. I ran some speed tests, before optimization it was taking 6.65 seconds (proof) to load.
After my optimizations it took 900 ms. The site size reduced from 5.7MB to 2.1MB (proof) to load.
That is 6x faster! They sold 4 items of jewelry that same week and are selling on average 1 product daily now!
Christian had a fast site loading in 1 second he wanted even faster!
I managed to halve that to under 500ms
Admin Performance Benefits
Michael was also frustrated his wp-admin area was very slow. Who can blame him? Who wants to wait 15 seconds to manage their WordPress or WooCommerce site?
It should only take under 2 seconds in the wp-admin backend
A very popular news site in Asia was so slow you could not even access the admin area. After I spent several hours troubleshooting the results blew the client (and myself) away!
Thanks to Kinsta Hosting for the New Relic screenshot – a fantastic company with great speed and quality support.
One client had an agonizingly slow wp-admin area because of a bloated database which was excruciating to work in.
It used to take 45 seconds to perform anything there
Now it takes around 200ms after a thorough database cleanup!
Take the Leap
If you are looking to take your WordPress or WooCommerce speed optimization to the next level, let’s talk. I have extensive experience with Linux servers as a sysadmin and systems engineer. Server-side performance solutions like nginx, Varnish, Redis, memcached and Elasticsearch are a few of the technologies I work with daily. I can help you automate with scripting or help harden your site as well the way pros do it.
My Work with WordPress Professionals
Tom Usborne from GeneratePress was my first client whom I helped move hosting to save $500 a month and improve the speed of his site. Tom has also implemented performance improvements to his themes based on my feedback. I am privileged to work with Frank Gossens (the creator of Autoptimize) to create new awesome plugins. Most recently, my volunteer performance work has been with Elementor who have been taking on my suggestions to help make Elementor even faster.
In my free time I write tutorials for making WordPress faster on WP Bullet Guides and design plugins to make our sites more awesome via WP Bullet. I also weightlift, enjoy watching football and assist on various WordPress groups on Facebook.
The #1 person to talk to BEFORE you launch a wordpress project, especially if you're dealing with eCommerce or user accounts and you need to optimize the performance of the site.
Focused on exactly what I needed. Came up with a fix very quickly. Did not "oversell" me on things I don't need. Clearly knows what he is doing when I don't, but I can kind of tell when someone does. :)
Mike has a very intimate understanding of the latest technologies that can help speed up your website. He provided an incredibly robust review of our ecommerce website and even got on a skype call for several hours going over each suggestion. I look forward to working with Mike on a website re-design because not only does he have the skill to speed up our site, but he loves what he does and is a pleasure to work with.
Mike responded quickly and professionally and took time to understand the issues and offer solutions - even making suggestions that will save me some cash! That is awesome. I am looking forward to further consultations and execution with him.
MIKE IS A GENIUS, he was so helpful and I will work with him on further projects!
The consultation with Mike was excellent. He has a lot of knowledge about site migration and hosting. He responded quickly and professionally and took the time to understand my concerns. I am looking forward to work with him on future projects.
I know nothing about speed optimization. Mike just did all for me. Great.
Great consultation and look forward to hearing your recommendations and working with you on this project. Thanks very much, Joel
Mike was quick to assist and provide intelligent solutions.
Mike is super attentive and really know what to do, of course I will do more services with him. I give 1000 note. He's the guy.
Mike went out of his way to provide solutions to my problem, and spent more than enough time on my project than the budget warranted. I would recommend Mike without hesitation.
The consultation with Mike was excellent. He has a vast amount of knowledge regarding the optimisation of Wordpress sites, and was happy to discuss multiple solutions. Look forward to working with him in the future.
Very knowledgeable. Very helpful. Looking forward to working with him in the future
Mike is a fantastic developer!! He went above and beyond. He was able to reduce my site speed from 30sec to 2 secs, which is incredible because the site is image heavy. Awesome guy and will definitely stick with him for other projects.
Mike is awesome and super helpful. He has WordPress skills that rival the world's greatest WP wizard.