Having a website is a good thing but building a huge audience is even great and even better is to turn them into loyal audience. The user experience maters a lot here and when we talk of the user experience speed is most important. So it is quintessential for you to ensure that your site should have the best speed if you really want to build a loyal audience. But the most pressing question is how to increase the speed. If that question is annoying you too, then here are are some useful tips for you:
Prefer VPS hosting
In a shared hosting the resources are shared among many clients. It also affects the websites negatively. If the traffic of one website suddenly hikes up it will instantly snatch massive bandwidth to support it. As a huge chunk of bandwidth will be snatched by single website it will deprive others (including you) of the adequate amount of bandwidth that will slow down your website.
So, you need to reserve a portion of resources exclusively for your use in order to ensure a handy access to the extra resources whenever you need it. As you will not be sharing your resources with other sites their resource usage will not affect the performance of your website. In short, the pie is all yours whether you eat now or later. No one will be able to snatch it from you, even if he loves to!
Better use CDN
CDN or content delivery network allows you to enjoy simultaneous presence on multiple servers across the globe. Upon the receiving the client’s request CDN management software instantly determines the server that is placed nearest to the geographical location of the client. That effectively reduces the distance that content must travel and thus increases the speed. It simply means that your users across different locations will experience the fast speed simultaneously.
Activate Keep Alive settings
Your server transfers your website in separate parts. The graphics, company logo, CSS style sheet are sent separately. By activating the Keep alive settings you ensure that every element of your site travels across the main medium: graphics, logos, CSS etc.
However, if that setting is off each of your element will travel across a separate medium. That means each time any of the element travels, a separate medium has to be erected first that will be used as a passage way. Understandably that slows down the speed considerably.
Due to the natural constraints the shared hosts sometimes switch off the settings without any warning that slows down your site’s speed that could slow down your speed. So it is important to check with your host and ensure that Keep Alive settings are switched on.
Aim for lower Round Trips
By default the browser has to communicate with your server separately for delivering each element. For instance if it gas to deliver a logo, 2 graphics and CSS style sheet then (4 elements in total) then it will have to communicate with your server for 4 times.
One round trip is the time that is needed to receive each element. The number of round trips affects your site’s loading time. More round trips means slower loading.
So reducing the number of elements will result in lower number of round trips and faster loading of —your site.
Don’t stuff your website with too many elements like graphics, plugging, codes etc. Be very judicious and adopt minimalistic approach while adding different elements to your site.
Reduce the weight of data