Big news about a WP Engine speed increase
We have a big announcement about an update that will improve performance for WP Engine, the hosting service for our clients. WP Engine will adopt the Compute-Optimized Virtual Machine (C2) from the Google Cloud Platform. This might sound like a lot of jargon, but it simply means there will be a WP Engine speed increase. The Catalyst Healthcare Marketing team is here to explain why this is good news for your website and your practice.
Breaking down the WP Engine speed increase
Adopting the new technology from Google means a WP Engine speed increase. In fact, the increase will make WP Engine sites up to 40% faster than other WordPress sites. This means your website will be much faster than ones without WP Engine.
Web users want speed and convenience when browsing the web, so a faster website can help make users happy and keep them browsing your site longer. The longer someone is on your site, the more times they will see your marketing messages and the more likely they will be to connect with you.
Having a faster website can also improve your Google ranking because Google considers the user experience, including loading speed, when grading a website. This is all great news for your website and practice.
A look at the details of the upgrade for WP Engine account holders
Now that you know about the benefits of the WP Engine speed increase you probably want to know when it will happen and how much it will cost.
- WP Engine will upgrade your account for free.
- The upgrade will follow Google’s rollout schedule to upgrade your account.
The members of the Catalyst team will communicate with WP Engine to make the process of increasing your speeds a smooth one. We will also contact you to let you know when the faster speeds will take effect on your website.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. You can also contact us if you’d like to learn more about how being a Catalyst client can help take your practice to the next level.