Adding media server locations and SSD Drive Hosting makes complete sense! You can save as much as 4~6 seconds off of your page load times. When your site loads faster than 80% of your competition, these result matters to search engines as I wrote in my post about Top Three Factors That Affect Your SEO Ranking featuring David Amerland.

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PrestaShop Site Speed Hosting Bundle - $159.95

The bundle Includes:
1. One Year of Hosting
2. AlphaSSL Wildcard SSL Certificate
3. SSD Drive Hosting Add-On

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Save $17.91/yr in hosting fees. ** Annual Cycle. This will utilize PrestaShop media server locations and solid state drive technologies for the fastest site speed optimization effort.

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PrestaShop Performance Speed Tweaks Page.

PrestaShop Hosting Tweaks

  1. Make Sure your Web Host has the following modules for their webserver
    1. mod_headers
    2. mod_expires
    3. mod_rewrite
    4. APC Cache or memCache
    5. PHP5 mcrypt library
  2. You WILL need to install a wildcard SSL certificate
  3. Ask for Solid State Disk Drive hosting.
  4. You will need permission to create 4 new sub-domains.
  5. Ask if they use a separate server for database access

PrestaShop Software Tweaks

  1. Enable all cache settings!
  2. Enable all four media server locations!
  3. Disable all internal statistics modules!
  4. Optimize ALL images for mobile! Think 3G speeds!
  5. Enable Apache Tweak Settings in PrestaShop!
  6. Do not use external fonts
  7. Do not connect Facebook Page Badge. Use image link instead.

SEO Best Practices For Speed

Google has indicated site speed (and as a result, page speed) is one of the signals used by its algorithm to rank pages. And, research has shown that Google might be specifically measuring time to first byte as when it considers page speed. In addition, a slow page speed means that search engines can crawl fewer pages using their allocated crawl budget, and this could negatively affect your indexation.

Page speed is also important to user experience. Pages with a longer load time tend to have higher bounce rates and lower average time on page. Longer load times have also been shown to negatively affect conversions.

What is a Solid State Drive

A Solid State Drive ( SSD ) is a computer accessory that plugs into the motherboard. The card interface holds a bank of non-volatile RAM memory. No spinning disks such as the ones inside your own computer! Most shared hosting disk drives run at either 7.2k r.p.m. or 15k r.p.m. while access to memory takes milliseconds with no moving parts.

We offer this type of electronic device space and provide you access to it via cPanel hosting. No need to worry about the power going out and loosing all your data. It stays there even after the power goes out.