How to Improve Website Load Time

Content Delivery Network

You want visitors to your blog or site has as a quality experience possible. Part of this is to ensure that your site is loading as quickly as possible. Search engines also take into account load time as one of their ranking factors. There are quite a few things that you can and should do to improve website load time. Get rid of what you don’t need

Multiple files, plug-in, themes, etc. may be collected on the site in time and if you take the eye now, you would probably be surprised the amount of things you don’t use or no longer needed.

Plug-ins in particular may be encoded as MESS and these files have direct effect how long the loading site, so delete all the plug-in which are not active or that don’t you use.

Eliminate things on the front page, as well as, if you don… Not needed. Including stuff in your widget that you may not need, show summaries/teasers employment compared with full text, etc.

Stay away from wallpaper, if possible, also, as this may take a few seconds to appear for a first time visitor to your site, and it looks pretty tacky when you arrive on site, then a second later a background appears on the solid color.

Caching

A plug-in I recommend to keep or get if you don’t already have it is the free W3 total Cache. It caches the first page that someone comes to that so when they go to visit another page on your site it loads immediately. If you have a lot of content on your site, this is a must. The plug-in even offers many opportunities to customize however it  ‘s also fine right out of the box so you don  ‘t have mess with any of its settings if you don  ‘t know what you  looking at; just know that it significantly improves the home page load time.

Merge CSS

Many plug-in have their own CSS file OIO Publisher for example have their own CSS files that affect the appearance of the banner you can combine this with your CSS file theme to save time and improve the time to load the Web site.

Use a content distribution network

The content network or CDN for a short time, to improve the site to load because, unlike your typical hosting if the content is stored in a single server, all the CDN will take all of your static content and replicate the hundreds and thousands of servers around the world, so the Web site download section of the site, which is much closer to the user.

Stores this works on the idea that you are closer to the host on which the web site you’re trying to access faster it will load for you, so you’re physically bringing your nearest site to your host.

I recommend Plain CDN as they are one of the most trusted and largest providers of Canadian dollars online. They are a provider of content delivery for BuySellAds, UserVoice, Mashable and BrokersWeb. In addition, they are very affordable, offering rates as low as 3 cents per GB of data.

You can also create a makeshift Content Delivery Network for free using DropBox. This is a service that is primarily designed to store large amounts of data and share it with your friends, up to 2 GB to be exact. You can get 250 MB extra to bring it up to 2.25 GB using my link. You must use the specific Plugin free CDN dropbox for CDN and even then functionality it not a true CDN, but it free to download these static files for faster loading time of the Web site that brings me to my next point.

Offload resource when applicable

Offline images to Flickr and you can use a plugin to connect to your site with your Flickr account. This way all your images are saved and are hosted off site but you have easy access to them when you want.

The same goes for the newsletter that I recommend Aweber outsourcing to save these files to hold in place, therefore to improve website load time because again of there less clutter.

Choose a good hosting company

Untrusted hosts can lead to unnecessary downtime on your site that only annoys anyone trying to reach your site, but it can cause ranking by boring Google and webmasters with links to your site who decide that your crappy site doesn’t deserve you their links if you can ‘ t even keep it online.

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Posted on February 9, 2012, in Content Delivery Networks, Drupal CDN, Magento CDN and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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