How can I improve my website performance without being a programmer?

By Neeraj Singh | Updated: Nov 17, 2019 | Views: 92
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Everyone wants a website that has best of the performance. The performance of a website depends on a lot of factors. Few of them can be controlled by naïve users to improve their website performance whereas few will require programmers. What is needed is to apply common sense and do the basics right. Here are few methods which one can use to boost their website speed without fail:

Use optimized images

This is a common mistake that drastically slows your website. Change existing images with images optimized for web.

Never use larger images than required

Use appropriately sized image. Using larger or smaller image than required will hurt you two fold. First the loading of images will be slow as the larger image means larger file and secondly, the browser will need to resize the image before displaying it.

Use CDN network to deliver static resources like images, JavaScript files, CSS files

Keeping static resources on CDN and getting delivered from there changes user experience immensely. This comes from the fact that a browser at a time can make only 5 concurrent connections per domain. If more than 5 connections are used, the browser waits for the previous connections to finish and then only make new connection to the server again. By distributing your files on high speed cache based servers, you improve concurrency and eventually website loading speed.

Enable output caching from your hosting account’s server configuration

This can be done yourself. You need not be a programmer. Your host can help if you are a novice.

Consider changing your host or hosting plan if it is not delivering the adequate speed

Sometimes, the server hosting your site is slow or stuffed with too many websites or some spammer websites that affects your website speed. Ask your host to change the server with lesser load.

Consider g-zipping content delivered from your server

These days, g-zip compression is supported by all major browsers. In whatever server environment the website is written, g-zip compression can be enabled. If you are not sure contact your host and ask them to help in allowing g-zip compression on your website.