The most common speed issue I encounter are huge images.
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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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
Use browser caching
Use plugins wisely
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
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.