The website can be overwhelmed with a lot of issues like poor loading time, not being mobile-friendly, Not optimizing images, etc. can lead to a lot of lost traffic to your website. Here are 6 ways to Increase Website Performance.
The reasons for Poor website performance can be:
- Too many HTML, CSS code for a single page
- Improper cache handling
- Unused File content.
- Not properly optimizing media files
- Deferring a important script/style which results in higher LCP score.
There is several tools on the internet that measures a website performance. Google uses its own algorithm to determine the Webpage’s position in search result. Many factors come in play to increase website performance. A better hosting can already make a lot of difference in the website performance.
1. Reduce HTTP Requests
Bigger files will take significantly longer time to load. By consolidating your files, deleting unnecessary images, creating a CSS sprite, or converting images to base64, you can reduce the HTTP requests of the page.
More numbers of HTTP requests, More time it will take to load the page.
2. Image Optimization
Reducing the size of an image can improve the website speed by up to 50%. Use only the necessary images. It can result in good UX too.
There are various tools online for Image optimization which you can make a good use of.
The image optimization sites are:
3. Use CDN
The main use of CDN is to enhance the performance of your website. It also help to prevent site crashes in the event of traffic surges. CDN helps to distribute bandwidth across different servers.
4. Merge Files
Merge CSS & JS Files, one HTTP connection downloading a file is usually faster than many http connection downloading.
5. Enable Application Caching
Caching is the process of storing copies of files in a cache, or temporary storage location, so that they can be accessed more quickly. After activating caching, users can navigate a site even when they are offline. Cached resources are local, so they load faster.
6. Code Mobile First
The strategy should be to code for mobile users first and then progressively enhance the experience for tablets and desktops. Doing so will help reduce the number of unnecessary dependencies.
Websites tools to test your website for performance
- PageSpeed Insights
- Pingdom Speed Test
- Web Dev Measure
- Website Audit
- Google Chrome Lighthouse
These were the ways to increase website performance.
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