Let's focus on the top problems that slow websites.
1. Reduce Your HTTP Requests
Each page on your site has different elements, and each of these elements requires an HTTP request to be made. This means the more components you have on a page, the more requests have to be made. According to Yahoo, this can account for eighty percent of your load time, so it definitely matters.
Google offers Developer Tools that can tell you how many HTTP requests are made by your site. Reducing this number is the first step in speeding up your website.
This is a small step that can mean a big difference, as your page will load quickly and allow the consumer to bring browsing while larger files catch up.
3. Update Your DNS and Hosting
Your DNS, or domain name service, and hosting company play a large part in your load times.
Your DNS is the middle man that matches a URL typed into a search bar to the IP address where it's located. Your hosting company is the place your website resides, the place on the internet you "rent space" from.
If either of these services aren't up to snuff, your website will encounter slow loading pages. There are tools that can help you assess your providers and make adjustments as necessary.
A Fast Loading Page - Make Sure Your Website Has Them!
If you're concerned about making sure you have a fast loading page, start with the elements on your site and where your site is hosted.
If you're still having issues and need further help, we've got you covered. Our team can help you design a website that matches your business's personality and goals. Contact Envision IT Solutions today!
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