What causes slow loading websites?
Are you frustrating with your slow website?
Clicking on your competitors’ website seems like such a simple thing, but why its take so “hard” to load your own site?
Actually, behind the scenes, there are more than hundreds of requests instantly pinged around the world to bring you the website appearance. And, there are few reasons to explain that why your website is running as slow as a tortoise.[/vc_column_text]
1. Thousand years no update CMS
No matter you’re using WordPress, Joomla or Drupal to manage your website, you also have to install new versions or update of the software.
Install the latest versions of software and plugins will help loading your site more smoothly and faster. This is because they have ironed out any problems, particularly in regard to speed.
2. Redirect your site
Why you should prevent unnecessary URL redirect on your website?
Because when using a redirect, it first has to connect to the redirect before it reaches the final destination. This slows down the process of reaching the final destination because the user reaches it indirectly instead of directly
Of course, if you have a fabulous reason for doing it, then just go a head!
3. Plugins are too many
Okay, the question is : How many is too many?
The record for the most number of plugins with using WordPress site is 637!
Realistically, the more plugins you have installed on your website, the slower it will potentially run.
Remember, for every plugin you use, a server request must be sent when each of your readers loads a portion of your website. The more weight to carry, the more file requests.
This adds more code to the browser each time it loads and can affect slow loading websites.
4. Super large image or video
A large image is going to take a long time to load up and lead to slow loading websites. So how do you go about fixing a ton of large images on your site?
You can save those images in Photoshop with the option “save for the web” selected to quick fix large image problem.
By the way, the file format is also important. Avoid using heavy formats like TIFF and BMP, but use JPG, PNG, and GIF images, since they are more friendly and quickly.
5. Server location
A lots of people are curious: Does the physical location of your server matter?
The answer is Yes.
When you click on a website, you send a message to the server. You ask it to load. Let’s take that your server is based in the US. When a China visitors clicks on your website, the information have to travel all the way across Europe Middle East and then travel all the way back across the Middle East to load it on the site.
Alright, it’s too tired.
6. Server performance
But let’s take that your server location is as near as in your country, and the website still loads slowly.
It’s possible due to poor server performance or the web host agency gave you a shared server, which means you’re sharing space and resources with countless other websites. If your site is slow, it’s because you’re in a queue with lots of other sites!
7. Slow web hosting service
The very key reason that makes the slow loading websites is because of the server.
The cause of slow servers usually lays with the web hosting.
There are a few reasons, such as you hosted on a free web hosting, low quality hosting service with poor support or your site needs a higher spec hosting account with more resources such as a VPS.Now, you can check how fast your website load.
Thanks for reading! Let me know or call us at 012-334 3029 (YY LEE) if you have facing any about site speed problem.
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