How to improve website load time

May 11, 2015 5:11AM PDT

Hi guys,

I've tried everything, caching techniques, server upgrade (using litespeed), minified css & js, etc. etc. but still I'm not able to get a good load time. There is some problem with the first byte time for me which is over 4 secs and a total load time of 10 secs.

Can anyone help me to solve this issue?


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Clarification Request
There are tools like YSLOW out there.
May 11, 2015 5:16AM PDT
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Image Compression
May 11, 2015 5:59PM PDT

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your reply.

I've wordpress installation and use WP Smush IT. Can you please let me know if there's anything else I need to compress the images.


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Since you are a web master.
May 12, 2015 8:59AM PDT

Why not try old school methods to shrink these images? Back to 256 colors, etc. All well discussed areas so I'll stop here.

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Clarification Request
Have you analyzed what
May 15, 2015 7:56AM PDT

exactly is slowing down your site? Once you know what the problem is, you'll be able to better address it.


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To increase speed
May 22, 2015 5:40AM PDT

You may take all your website files to Amazon aws service and it would certainly help

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CloudFlare hosting
May 22, 2015 10:50PM PDT

You can switch your hosting provider or you can simply use CDN(content delivery network) with your current one. Ive got my own web hosting services which I could recommend and we have CloudFlare integrated with cpanel. Type in google INTERNETUM if this is something your might be interested in.

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How improve web site load time?
May 24, 2015 8:58PM PDT

Make your web site not in high resolution because it's affect the speed and if your website is not e-commerce base than put minimum images in your web site. this two are major affected issue.

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Tips for improving Website Speed
May 27, 2015 3:54PM PDT

Website speed depends upon various factors. Here are the tips for improving your website load time-

Optimize Images correctly
Combine different Stylesheets and put them in the head section at the top
Reduce Scripts & put them at the bottom
Stop using Flash
Compress Files
Use browser caching
Use plugins wisely

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Have you considered a CDN?
Oct 29, 2015 10:45AM PDT

You may want to consider using a CDN such as KeyCDN. CDN's help speed up your website by caching the static content on your site on different servers around the world therefore making content delivery faster for people accessing your site.

Besides that I would also consider, optimizing your images, reducing the amount of external HTTP requests you make and gzipping your content.

Edited 11/1/15 by Moderator:
Removed campaign link to KeyCDN.

Post was last edited on November 1, 2015 4:34 PM PST

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How to improve website load time?
Nov 26, 2015 3:47AM PST

Tips to speed up your site

Reduce URL redirects- Don’t redirect your website urls unless you have to- or rather, maintain URL consistency without resorting to redirection as your only option.

Compress your files: The best practice for faster page load time is to enable file compression on your web server. This will reduce the size of files that need to be downloaded and increase load speed as a result.

Optimize your images
: To accomplish a faster loading web page, crop all unnecessary space and reduce color depth on your images to the lowest acceptable level. Also remove image comments, and only use the images in an suitable format to make sure they don’t raise the average page load time unnecessarily.

Be careful with your scripts : If you have to use too many styling scripts, then use asynchronous scripts as these can help your web pages render faster in a natural manner.

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