There are millions of articles and tools available for boost your website performance. There are four areas where you need to focus on improving your website performance or improve your website performance:
- Hosting server
- Web server
- Server side scripting (it means website development technology e.g. Java, PHP, .Net or much more).
- Front end performance
Quick a question,
Why focus on front-end performance?
You know that website visitor can only see the front end of the website, they don’t interest into backend interface or programming. We know that the website visitor engagement is a key success of your business and that’s why we need to improve the performance of the front end.Importance of focus on front-end design & development process for better performance Click To Tweet
Steps to check website performance:
Step 1: Open the Chrome browser and then press F12 key
- You can check the website speed
- You can check the HTTP request and response time
You can also check your website in Google Page Speed
Step 2: Hosting server performance
You need to little bit information about your hosting server, check a few things before hosting your site. It includes what is the performance of the server (hardware information), you need to know the uptime of the server, what is the load capacity of the server. You can check the report via Google Web Master Tool, you need to go to your site settings -> Crawl Errors -> Server Connectivity
Step 3: Web server performance
We know that if our hosting server is good then our web server is good. Still we need to cross check our web server performance because it’s a crucial element to execute the entire operation of our website. We also know that you don’t have an access the web server but you can check the performance using some tools, it’s a remote tool like Fiddler or HTTPWatch to analyze and monitor HTTP traffic.
Step 4: Check the image size and format (.JPG, .PNG or other)
You need to check the images on the site and check the load time of each image. In general, for banner images, it’s a large size image (approx. 1000 * 400 px) so we need to optimize it with proper file format so it will be load faster.
Step 7: Use CSS sprites to reduce HTTP requests
A CSS Sprite is a combination of smaller images into one big image. To display the correct image, you adjust the background-position CSS attribute. Combining multiple images in this way reduces HTTP requests.
Step 8: Check the 404 errors on the site
You can use online tools to check the 404 errors or broken links on your site.
Step 9: Use server-side compression to reduce file sizes
Step 10: Enable the Caching
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