MySQL Performance Optimization
MySQL server needs to be optimized to perform well. It is often the slowest and most resource intensive process on your server. Optimization will be specific to your hardware and web application after reviewing 24 to 48 hours of run-time stats.
PHP Speed Optimization
PHP is setup using vanilla install by most web host. Web apps such as Magento, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc., depend heavily on PHP for every page load. My approach is to strip down PHP to use only the extensions required by your applications, setup PHP’s caching feature using the best method, tune PHP’s config file and ensure version compatibility with your code.
cPanel is an extremely useful hosting panel that allows even non-admins to manage their web servers and websites all from a fairly simple GUI. But all this convenience comes with a ton of bloat and poorly optimized services that by default only focus on mass compatibility. With a one-size-fits-all default setup cPanel is often a resource hog. My cPanel optimization will look at lowering the memory footprint and CPU usage of ALL services that cPanel/WHM takes control of. Ensuring that more of your server’s resources are being made available for serving visitors.
CDN or Cloudflare Setup
No matter how fast your web server is, web browsers can only download so many images and static files simultaneously from a single source. As such, moving some or all of your images, css and js files to a CDN provider can greatly improve end-user page load speed. Or having Cloudflare accelerate your website using the same principles also results in a faster end user experience.