As a webpage developer, you should already notice that page loading time is becoming more and more important than ever before. It is quite usual that visitors will not turn away from your webpage if it cost them more than half a minute to get access to your website. What’s more, the faster your pages load, the more likely the search engines will be index deeper into your websites pages and give your website a better search engine ranking. Therefore, you may need following tips and tricks to speed up your page load time.
2. Reduce the number of HTTP requests. Reducing the number of HTTP requests will surely lessen the load time of the page considerably. This is easy to say but may be hard to implement for anyone that has few experience with coding. Here, I recommend that you can reduce the number of HTTP requests via combining all scripts into a single script, and similarly combining all CSS into a single style sheet.
3. Only use different image files when necessary. A key component of any website is the image files. The sizes of these image files will of course affect the speed of your website loading. How to use different image formats appropriately will determine your website performance. If you only require a few colors for logos or text, then, gif files may be best suitable for you. If you need much more complex and detail photos that proceed with Photoshop, then you may need JPG files. The principle here is to keep your images files in the smallest size that does not reduce the quality of the graphic. For instance, bmp files will take up a large amount of space and should be avoided to ensure speedy webpage loading time. It is not wise to use too many animated gifs because animated gifs are made up of at least two images and have a larger file size which will increases your page load time.
4. Find a fast and less-loaded web server for your website. To ensure that your website is loading much faster than others, you will not only required to optimize your website as possible, you will also need to make sure that the server your website is hosted has low ping values and it is not over-loaded. This is particular important if your website has a database and/or using dynamic scripts (such as, asp, asp.net, php, etc.) server over-load can kill your website performance. If you’ve a simple website with few visitors then shared hosting should be sufficient. If the website is already popular with large amount of traffic, you had better go for a dedicated server.