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Best 9 Ways to Speed up Your Website

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The speed of the website plays a vital role in today’s digital world. A slow website affects the Search Engine Optimization of your website on the internet. This means that the slower your website the lower your rank on the search engine results.  There are a few steps discusses below that you can keep in mind while python web development so as to speed up your website.

1. Using a Content Delivery Network

Content Delivery Network or CDN is a large collection of web servers spread across multiple locations that are meant to deliver content more efficiently to the users. The server selects a specific user for delivering content based on network proximity. The server with fewer network hops is generally chosen.

2. Minimize your HTTP requests

According to reports, 80% of any WebPages load time is spent downloading all the different components of the page. These components include scripts, flash, images etc. Now as we know an HTTP request is made for each component, the more the elements on the page the longer it will take to render it.

The best way to resolve this is by designing simplified WebPages.

Try combining the files. Combine all CSS into a single stylesheet. Combine all scripts into a single script. Combining the elements is a tuff job but it surely improves the response time well.

A few methods also exist to increase the response rate. They are:

  • Sprites in CSS

It is the preferred method for reducing the image requests on the website. All you need to do is combine the background image into a single image. Then, combine the image into a single image and display the desired image using the CSS background-image and background- position properties.

  • Inlining the Image

Combining inline images into stylesheets is another way to reduce HTTP request. It also helps in avoiding the increasing size of your pages.

3. Adding Expires or Adding Cache-Control Header

For the dynamic components we use a cache-control header that helps the browser with conditional-requests.

On the other hand, for the static components, Never Expire policy is implemented by setting up a very far future expiring header.

Remember that the first time you visit the website. The elements on the page you visit are stored in your cache or temporary storage. This happens because the next time you visit the same site, the browser can load the page without sending HTTP request to the server again.

For all such sources, set Expires at a minimum of one week to a maximum of a year.

4. Using the Gzip components

Gzip is the most effective compression method in today’s era. There are other formats like deflate, but all of them are comparatively less effective and less popular.

5. Minifying JavaScript and CSS in the website

As the name says, minification is the removal of all the unwanted characters present in the code thereby improving load times. Once the code is minified, all the comments, unneeded white spaces are removed. Minifying improves the response time performance in JavaScript. The tools for minification are YUI Compressor to minify CSS and JSMin and YUI Compressor to minify JavaScript.

6. Add Scripts to the bottom of the page

Scripts block the parallel downloads. Browsers download only two components at maximum from a hostname. It at times is difficult to move the scripts to the bottom. In some cases, it is impossible to move scripts to the lower parts of the page. The alternate solution for this is the use of deferred scripts. This means the script does not contain the document. Write. This also serves as a clue to the browser to continue rendering.

7. CSS Expressions must be avoided

CSS expressions were introduced to allow you to assign JavaScript expressions to any CSS property. These properties can change the document properties depending upon the various events. But at times some problems may also occur due to these expressions. They are evaluated at unwanted times like when the page is scrolled or the mouse is moved across the page.

8. Create favicon icon cacheable and smaller in size

Favicon icon is a small image staying in the root of the server. It becomes a wanted evil unnecessarily as the browser will always request it.  The best option is not to respond with 404 Not Found errors. The only feasible solution to avoid such situation is to create a favicon icon as small as less than 1k.

9. Avoiding Redirects

Remember that redirects slow down the response rate. Inserting a redirect is surely to delay everything on the page. This is because the page cannot be rendered and no components can start downloading until the actual HTML page arrives.

Hope this article helps you in identifying the top 9 ways to speed up your website.

Author Bio –

Denny Kelly is a Marketing Manager at AIS Technolabs which is Web design and Development Company, helping global businesses to grow. I would love to share thoughts on joomla website development and Game Design Development etc.

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