SiteGround is one of the official WordPress recommended hosting companies. In recent years, SiteGround hosting has gone through different levels. They replaced the traditional cPanel setup and migrated all existing Italy B2B List accounts to their custom Site Tools setup. With this, you can serve WebP images instead of PNG or JPEG to increase the loading speed of your website. In this article, we will explain how to serve WebP images in SiteGround and verify in the browser. Related: How to Use WebP in WordPress to Fix Image Serving Error in Next-Gen Formats in Google PageSpeed Insights Tool? Contents Why WebP Images? How does it work with SiteGround? How to serve WebP images in SiteGround? Enable WebP for new images Bulk generate WebP files Change the quality.
Why Webp Images?
Whenever you check the page speed score in the Google PageSpeed Insights tool, it will show you many opportunities that can improve site speed. One of the big suggestions that you can’t easily solve is “Serve images in next-gen formats.” Next-generation formats include WebP, JPEG 2000, or JPEG XR to replace traditional PNG and JPEG image formats. Serve images in next-gen formats Serve images in next-gen formats Therefore, serving the WebP image will help you solve the Google PageSpeed Insights problem. Moreover, it reduces the image size to more than 75% less with the same quality, thus improving the page loading speed.
How to Serve Webp
How does it work with SiteGround? SiteGround offers the SG Optimizer plugin which allows you to activate the conversion of all your images to WebP format. The good part is that you don’t need any other configuration. All WebP images are stored on the server side and you cannot view them in your media library or using FTP. You can check if WebP images load when viewing the site in the browser. You must enable WebP for each site on your hosting account. How to serve WebP images in SiteGround? If you are not using SG Optimizer, you need to install the plugin first. Log in to your WordPress site and navigate to the “Plugins > Add New” section. Search for “SG Optimizer” to find the plugin. Install and activate the plugin on your site.