Website speed is crucial when it comes to website popularity. As your website grows, it may get slower and take more time to load. In that case, you just need to optimize your website to make it load faster!
In most cases, a slow website can be due to these factors:
Excess usage of plugins
While a large amount of plugins do not automatically make the website slower, it can increase the chances of having conflicting plugins due to being poorly coded. Also, as each plugin consumes resources, the more plugins you have, the higher resource requirement for your website.
The recommendation is to install only the necessary plugins and make sure that their quality is the best possible. A good plugin usually has a high rating and download count, while poor ones might have lower scores and fewer downloads. You can check this information in the plugin section of your WordPress administration panel before installing:
If you want to remove some plugins, you can do so from your WordPress administration panel or from the Plugins & Security section of your hPanel.
Some resource-heavy themes are packed full of features, that you may not require, thus affecting your website's speed. Make sure to choose fast, lightweight themes with only the features that you need.
For more advanced themes, look for those with the ability to disable features that are not needed for you. You can also check this tutorial for recommendations on optimized WordPress themes: Fastest WordPress Themes to Improve Website SEO.