How to make your website run faster
It’s a whole new day and age and online shopping is the most commonly done type of shopping. Online reading is now the most common way to read instructional items. Online readers and shoppers are notorious for their lack of patience when it comes to waiting around for a website to load.
If it takes more than just a few moments for that to happen, you’ll see the online shoppers leaving your site and moving along to a site that has better load time. There are a few simple and easy ways to create a better and slightly faster website. Here are some things you can trouble shoot to ensure that your site is running at optimal speed.
Consider a CDN or content delivery network to help you to get your content out there faster and without the lag. Content can be delivered from a network that is close to your users area and give them a faster and better experience.
Implement new image formats or use an image compression software on your site to help you compress the images and give your users a much better experience. There are newer image formats that allow you to use less space. The images on a site take up as much as 70 percent of the page weight and often times make a page unwieldy. You can, by compression or using other methods of saving the image such as WebP or JPeg XR, save approximately 25-50% of the page weight that your images are using.
Use Keep-alive. Http requests are simple beasts. They get a single file and then they close down. It is –as we said–quite simple. The problem is that it isn’t very quick. Opening and closing all of those http requests is slower than the proverbial molasses in January. The server will hold the connection open for as long as the user is on the site when keep alive is used, making it a lot faster to grab and serve the files up.
Minify your CSS and Java. There are multiple ways to do this, but if you remove the unnecessary line breaks and the extra spaces you speed up the entire site and cut a lot of unneeded bytes from the page. The name of the game is cache. Your static resources can be readily cached to hasten the page speed as much as 75 percent and this will save a lot of requests to your server as well as make it faster for the customer. These are just a few of the ways that you can provide for a much faster experience for your customers. Once you’ve undertaken all of these and then run speed tests, it may be that you’re going to find that you still haven’t achieved the speed that you desire. If that is the case, consider another hosting package that will offer speedier website delivery to benefit your customers and your business.