The speed of your website makes a huge impact to your viewers or clients visiting. To avoid a frustrated end-user as well as your search engine optimisation (SEO), this article will show you a few tricks on how to manage your website and make it load faster.
Here are the tricks on how to make your website load faster:
1. Use cache plugins.
If your website is using CMS (Content Management Systems) like WordPress, you should consider installing cache plugins. This helps you to generate static cache for your website.
2. Enable GZIP.
Others will recognise this has mod_deflate, this compress all the output of your website in the HTML content into a compressed version and transmit to your visitor faster.
3. Optimise images.
Images can and will play a major role in your website speed. They’re usually very large files and can slow down the page load times. Compress your images will help a great deal.
4. Minimise HTTP requests.
An HTTP request is counted whenever a browser fetches a file, page, or picture from a web server. This means that the more HTTP request you need to load, the longer it takes for the page to go and retrieve them. To minimise:
- Combine CSS/JS files
- Use queries to only load what’s needed
- Reduce the number of images you use
- CSS sprites
We recommend pinging your website and check from there. There are a few sites that can help you determine which parts of your site needs fixing. Here’s one of the site we recommend to check your site’s speed: https://tools.pingdom.com/ and https://gtmetrix.com/