There are two tip’s that I have learned over the years while having a self-hosted site.
The first WordPress tip is not to have many themes installed on your site. An example below would show that:
I have had about 15 to 20 themes installed at anytime. Granted there is no need to have so many themes installed on a self-hosted site. One should not use up server resources like this. This also could be said for WordPress plugin’s and below is a screen shot of a plugin page on the same self-hosted site that I had for about 8 years.
Here is the screen shot of the plug-in page of my old site:
I have my old site hosted on my Macintosh MacBook Pro using MAMP, though the application is O.K. to use for testing WordPress and for testing other PHP web-based applications.
Note: I have updated the text on this page to make it more readable.