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I profess to a large level of technical ignorance, can anyone please advise me.

I have a website which I have currently converted from html to WordPress and have noticed that since doing so my site load speed has deteriorated dramatically and I am getting very close to exceeding my Shared Host CPU Resource allocation.

The deterioration is not just due to changing to WordPress because in the process I have also substantially increased the site content, in particular I have added very large amounts of Javascript.

I have optimized WordPress as much as possible, including reducing optins, resizing images and installing CloudFlare and have come to the conclusion that my problems are due to one (or both) of 2 possibilities

1. My Shared Hosting Resource level is not enough (I have decided to change hosts or upgrade)
2. My web design is using too much resources.

With regards to (1) it would seem that VPS is going to give me the Resource Level I need but I am hesitating because it seems complicated to do myself (I am used to very simple cPanel and would also find it difficult to transfer a WordPress site) and too expensive to get Managed Hosting. Is it complicated for a non-techie or am I imagining this? Are there Hosts out there who would walk me through it? Is there a Host who offers High Resource levels without going VPS or Dedicated?

Re (2) which is the most resource hungry Javascript or PHP. I could use either but I do need to use one of them and my use would be rather extensive. JavaScript is easier to implement but PHP does have a SEO advantage because Google does not currently read JavaScript, but this is of secondary importance, the use of resources is the most important aspect.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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