About Vulcan Plumbing Supplies

Vulcan Plumbing Supplies is a new plumbing supplies merchant based just outside of Glasgow and delivers to the whole of the UK. VPS Plumbing prides itself on being different from the national companies and here some of the reasons why:

  • Low Prices Guaranteed
  • Quality of supplies
  • Range of Fittings
  • Stellar Customer Support

The Problem

Vulcan Plumbing Supplies approached us with the issue that their site was loading much slower as compared to their competitor. They told us they were running about 6 sites on a 2Gb Ram Virtual private server and all websites were powered by WordPress CMS. Surprisingly, other sites were loading fine however, VPSPlumbing.co.uk was experiencing the following issues:

  • Not able to publish new products
  • Slow WordPress Backend
  • Slow Page load times on frontend – Pages were taking more than 8 seconds to load.

The Solution

After careful discussion, Monks Bistro figured out that the issue was indeed with this particular WordPress install since other websites were not facing any such issue. After running the tests on Pingdom Tools & GTMetrix we figured that there was an unusual wait time for each of the page resources that was causing the slow page loading times. Even though, by the first look it suggests that the issue is with the server – it exactly wasn’t the case!

Monks Bistro team understood their complete infrastructure and offered the following solution:

  • Found the plugins that were causing the WordPress to become slow – disabled them.
  • Optimized page load times using WP Rocket (Even though there was W3 Total Cache Enabled)
  • Enabled Cloudflare with Railgun technology

The Result

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  • Super fast page load times – Pingdom Tools shows pages loading in less than 1 second!
  • Fast loading WordPress backend
  • Less resource usage on server
  • A stress free & happy client!

The Good Words – or plain ol’ Testimonial

Codeable and Monks Bistro Team excelled themselves with this task. The first coder struggled a wee bit but there was no attempt to try and take payment. He simply passed it on to Monks Bistro who did a lot more work than was originally quoted for. I would recommend Monks Bistro and Codeable to anyone who asks me.Gordon Riddell, Director -Vulcan Plumbing Supplies

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