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WebP is limited by requiring dedicated private server unfortunately according to siteground hosting

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I wanted to speed up my site and one way was to use the newly-announced support for WebP. I went through the process of making sure I had the required GD library installed. When it came to the final configuration for WebP I received this message from support. "I have carefully examined your request and the setup you require would need re-compiling the PHP which is done for the entire server, something we can not do on shared hosting environment.

The only solution where such WebP converts will be possible on our servers will be on a dedicated server with Root access where you can re-compile PHP to work according to your preferences."

I am not sure if the tech is correct about this or not but he seemed quite knowledgable about this.

If anyone has a solution other than spending 280 bucks a month on a private server, let me know.


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More than a month ago #Permalink
There is no need for a dedicated server. VPS / VDS is enough. And one more thing, best of all, if VPS / VDS is based on Ubuntu. For example, in the case of CentOS, this is difficult to implement, even on a dedicated server.

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