Speeding up your website

It is becoming increasingly important to make sure that your website loads as quickly as possible. Having a fast website helps SEO and also increases the usability of your website.

Here are a few things that will help improve your websites performance.

 

1. Host your website on a dedicated server/VPS.
If you are using shared hosting for your website, upgrading to a VPS will vastly improve your websites performance. You will need experience configuring Linux based systems.

 

2. Install Gzip on your VPS


3. Minify your files.
Minifying your CSS and JavaScript files will help to speed up your website. Also try to keep the amount of CSS and JavaScript files your website uses down to a minimum. Keeping your requests down will help make sure your website loads quickly.

 

4. Optimise images.
Make sure all of your images are resized and optimised for web. Having images with large file sizes will slow down your website drastically.

 

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