How to Reduce Page Load Time?
Optimizing your website for mobile can be done in many ways. Below are some of the best practices that do not require a large capital investment as well as major changes to the website current routines:
- Prevent hotlinking
Hotlinking your images means literally stealing your bandwidth and slowing down your website. So try to prevent other websites from hotlinking your visuals.
- Use a reliable CMS
Make sure you use reliable CMS such as Joomla, Drupal or WordPress. Here is a brief overview of possible options.
- Limit the number of external requests
Requesting files from other sites can slow down your own one. Try to store files on your own server to minimize or at least limit the number of external requests.
- Fix broken links
While they do not directly affect your site speed, broken links can make for a bad UX. That is why we recommend you to fix them before they scare off your visitors.
- Optimize your database
Regularly cleaning up your database is a great way to improve your site loading time, especially if you use a CMS.
- Enable file compression
Uncompressed files use lots of server resources and take longer for it to respond. By compressing your files, you will significantly reduce their size, thereby increasing your website speed. Here is more information about it.
- Check your website theme
Your theme can also impact your on-site speed if its code is a mess. So when selecting a theme, consider both aesthetics and performance.
- Get a better host
Yes, your website hosting is also very important when it comes to its load time. Cheap hosts typically have a poor response time. So if you tried everything and nothing helped, maybe it is time to get a better host.
- Enable caching
Caching stores a version of your site on a browser, providing a faster experience for your website visitors.
- Load ad networks code and analytics asynchronously
When loaded synchronously, they can seriously impede your site’s speed. That is why it is recommended to use asynchronous delivery.
- Limit/remove social media buttons
- Remove unnecessary add-ons and plugins
Indeed, they can help enhance your site’s functionality. At the same time, the great number of plugins and addons installed on your site can increase your website load time as they use lots of styles and scripts.
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