If you’re running a website, one of your concerns is definitely its speed. Undoubtedly, a slow loading speed not only hurts the user experience but also prevents the website from ranking high on search engines.
Website owners try a lot of things to boost the speed, but those attempts are not always successful. If you are struggling with this too, the infographic below got you covered. Let us take a look at five things which will help your website run like a hare.
Go With The Industry Standard
Machmetrics estimates that the average size of a web page is 1.88MB which is way higher than the recommended size of 500 KB. Further, the average number of resources (files, scripts, images, etc.) that the websites have amounts to 115.6, while it should be less than 50. These are a few figures that you must keep in mind while developing your website.
Using File Compression
Compression tools can significantly reduce the size of the pictures and videos on your pages, without impacting their quality. Therefore, it should be one of your top priorities to find such tools and compress the files.
Ask the support team of your hosting provider to help with GZIP and other caching techniques. Speaking of hosting providers...
Reconsider Your Host
Using shared hosting can be cheap, but it slows down the load time. The maxim that you get what you pay for often rings true when hosting is concerned.
Take your time to research alternatives. Read a few web hosting reviews, talk to the support of the companies that grab your attention and even consider giving them a test run. Practically all hosting providers have a money back guarantee.
Caching refers to the process of storing static files like images and HTML (also called cache) in a temporary area. Enabling caching would make your web pages load faster. You can make use of various plugins for this purpose which would cache your website and boost its speed.
Website Designed To Load Fast
Undoubtedly, a flashy design with lots of graphics and videos looks tempting, but at the end, it might take a toll on your website speed.
Thus, it is highly recommended to keep the design sweet and simple with easy navigation and fast loading speed.
Simply follow the tips mentioned above and boost your website’s speed on the go. To find out more facts and stats on the subject, check out the infographic given below.