Do you want to know how to optimize your WordPress database and reduce your database size? Well, in this article I will walk you through how you can quickly optimize your WordPress database using a simple plugin. Now, Let’s head over to our topic.
How to Optimize Your WordPress Database :
As far as we are a concern, most of the blogger are using shared hosting. So, that case database size is limited. A database is a structured set of data which stores different kinds of information in our database.
What Does Database Do in the WordPress Database?
Let’s think about WordPress installation. Before installing WordPress, you must create a database in order to WordPress can store its data in the different table. Usually, WordPress takes eleven tables in the database to save vital parts of your future posts, taxonomies, users, comments, and so forth.
Why Should People Optimize Your WordPress Database?
Important: Before the optimization of your database, we highly recommend you to have backup your database in case of something going wrong.
If you are a WordPress( Content Management System) user, then it is more likely to get unnecessary data on our site like as post revisions, spam comments, trash, orphaned metadata, etc.
We install many plugins which also create unwanted data in our database and make it slow our site. Optimizing databased helps to reduce database size.
Let’s try how to optimize your WordPress database using a plugin called WP-Optimize. If you do not know how to install WordPress plugin, take a tour of another article where you can learn how to install WordPress in many ways.
MAJOR FEATURES of WP-Optimize :
- It prevents all unnecessary data (e.g., trashed/unapproved/spam comments, stale data, etc as well).
Compact/de-fragment MySQL tables with a button-press
- Detailed control of which optimizations you wish to carry out
- Carries out automatic weekly (or otherwise) clean-ups
- Retains a set number of weeks’ data during clean-ups
- Performs optimizations without the need for running manual queries
- Automatically trigger a pre-optimize backup via UpdraftPlus.
- Show database statistics and potential savings
First, you need to install and activate this plugin. Once you activated, you will see it in WordPress admin area like this.
You will see a list of operations where this WP-Optimize will take action on your database. Carefully check and review them, if any of them you don’t want to clean-up uncheck it.
You will see some red mark items as well. Items are red marked a serious operation. So before you work with them read the item carefully and take backup your database.
Once you decide the items selection, click on ‘Run on all selected items’ button at the top. It will take a while to complete the process. So you have to wait for it.
Finally, that’s all about Optimize Your WordPress Database. We hope you have successfully optimized your WordPress databased.
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