The world of the web has changed a lot in the last few years. Key to any strategy of success is the work necessary to get Google to like your site. The more Google likes your site, the higher your site shows up search results. This is key to getting found on the web.
It is clear that the speed of your website is critical to its overall success. Here are some key points:
Shared / VPS / Dedicated / Cloud hosting
There are a lot of hosting choices, and all of them have benefits and drawbacks. Shared hosting is always the least expensive. It's major drawback is that your website is on a server with several hundred, or perhaps several thousand other websites. And one or more of those websites might be doing things that earn that server a poor reputation. We do not recommend shared hosting if you are serious about your website success.
Too Many Active Plugins
There are some people who try to tell you that the number of plugins on your site do not matter. This is not correct. Please limit the number of active plugins on your site to less than 10. And of course, some plugins are heavier than others, so be aware of how they are impacting your site.
Rover IDX is highly performant
Unlike many IDX's, Rover IDX does not drag down page speed scores. We've worked hard to make this happen, and continually work with vendors and clients to continue to improve.