A Few Ways To Boost Your Website Speed

When there are more brands competing for a bigger slice of the visitor traffic, it is the perfect time for you to laser focus on your website performance. Those websites definitely lead to a poor user experience that are not well optimized for speed and performance and eventually, your business decreases significantly. Sky Host is there to help out you in resolving all your web related issues no matter if it’s a web development related issue, web hosting confusion, or domain registration. We excel in a long list of premium quality services.

Here we are going to share some best tips that will eventually help you decrease several seconds off your website speed and get the best result that your visitors will enjoy.

Images Should Be Properly Optimized

You should keep in mind that large images take lot of time to load and download as compared to those which are compressed or having smaller size. The loading speed of a web page depends on a number of factors like the web hosting services you are using, user’s browser, and Internet connection. Follow these steps to better optimize your images:

Prior to uploading the images to your website, reduce their size. Photoshop or any other photo editing tool can do the job just as effectively. You can also install a plugin named Smush in order to automatically compress images in the background. In case you do not upload lots of images on regular basis, then it’s fine and is advisable to keep them to a minimum.

JPEG format is the best for simple images while PNG is a good choice for icons, headers, logos, and signs. GIF is the best format to showcase simple and/or moving images.

Optimize Themes and Plugins

Make sure that you only install plugins and themes having lightweight codes and fewer features. Plugins and themes with a slew of unnecessary features could only wear down your site and eventually causing it to load slowly. You also need to delete and uninstall if there are any plugins you do not use. Once there is a latest update of a plugin is available, make sure to update it as soon as possible.

Compress Web Pages

For a better user experience and faster website loading, you should install third-party plugins like Smart Optimizer and YUI Compressor. These plugins will minify CSS, JavaScript, and HTML. Minification is done in order to reduce any redundant bytes like line break, indentations, and white spaces from the code. Compress files by enabling GZIP compression which allows you to compress files that are transmitted from the server to user’s browser.

Enable Caching

If your web host does not offer provider server-side caching, then you can enable caching by installing plugins such as Cache Enabler and W3 Total Cache. Use CDN. Many CDN brands offer a 30-day trial to try out their services. However, if you are really serious about accelerating the speed of your website, then we recommend that you upgrade to premium CDN services.

A Few Additional Tips:

  • Reduce the number of ads on your site as much as possible
  • Use CSS Sprites to lessen HTTP requests
  • Keep externally-embedded media content to a bare minimum
  • Use a mobile-friendly website design so that your website will render evenly on all types of mobile devices
  • Use VPS hosting or dedicated servers in Dubai to experience improved website loading and optimization

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