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Webinar: How to Speed up Your Joomla Site

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The webinar recording can be viewed on YouTube.

Is the only answer to a faster site a bigger and more expensive hosting plan? You'll find out when you join us for this free webinar hosted my myself and the Joomla Performance Guru at SiteGround hosting company - Daniel Kanchev. He will unveil various ways to squeeze more speed from your Joomla site including:

  • Joomla backend optimizations
  • Template and extensions tips
  • Caching methods and useful plugins
  • CDN Options
  • Recommended server-side settings

Why Speed Matters

Google has acknowleged that page load speed is a factor in search engine rankings. Also more people are accessing the web using mobile devices and expect websites to perform quickly. It's vital that you get your head around these issues so be sure to join us for this webinar. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

Places are limited so register now

Note: The time zone on the registration form is US eastern time. To check the timezone in your region, click the Show time in my time zone link (see below).

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  • Ric Raftis
    Ric Raftis Friday, 12 April 2013

    Got a question for you Richard with regard to Siteground. For years I have been redirecting sites to resolve without the www both through cPanel and also in Google Webmaster Tools. As you will no doubt recall there was some suspected issue of duplicate content if you didn't specify. Now Siteground's Cloudflare requires all sites to use www for it to work but they don't explain why. Is the justification sufficient to undo many years of the opposite structure and will it affect SEO rankings?

  • Richard Pearce
    Richard Pearce Tuesday, 16 April 2013


    A couple of things ...

    You should only have one version of the site "active". The convention is to use the 'WWW' version and redirect the 'non-WWW' version to 'WWW'. Google does see both versions as separate websites and as such the page rank is split. That harms the authority of the site in Google's eyes. And yes there is the issue of duplicate content. Google will find it difficult to determine which version to index, unless, as you say, you have specified this in Webmaster Tools.

    CloudFlare is not a SiteGround service, but they provide an easy integration option via their customised version of cPanel. Their integration makes it possible to get setup immediately, but this does rely on using the 'WWW' record. When I asked Daniel your question, I think I understood him to say that if you create an account with CloudFlare directly, you would be able to use the 'non-WWW' version, but you would have to wait the normal DNS propagation time to ensure it started working okay.

    In any case, a 301 redirect will do the trick if you decide to change. If done correctly, you won't lose any SEO rankings. See but backup first!

  • james ellis
    james ellis Saturday, 13 April 2013


    Thanks for your efforts. Please keep up the good fight. I'm eager to hear of more opportunities in 2013.

    Sorry, mate, but I'm confused by your schedule above.... CANCEL THAT.

    Now... now I see that the next event is April 17... It's such tiny print. I guess ink is getting expensive.

    Now I'm on board.



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