A survey report shared by Akamai and Gomez.com confirms that almost 50% of internet users expect a website to load in less than 2 seconds, and, they tend to shift to another website if it doesn’t load within 3 seconds. Also, the 79% of online buyers never return to a website having loading/performance problem; and, over the 44% of these unsatisfied users share their experience with that particular business website. Therefore, you can’t ignore the speed of a website while racing to incorporate the most advanced features.
Site speed reflects how quickly a website responds to web requests. Google’s PageSpeed Insights is a free web speed test tool. It grades the tested website on the 1 – 100 scale. The website getting 85 or more score is considered performing well. PageSpeed is equally efficient to check the speed performance of desktop & mobile both the web versions. The other prominent page speed checking tools are YSlow, WebPagetest, KeyCDN Speed Test, UpTrends, Pingdom, GTmetrix etc.
Importance of loading time of a business website is growing fast as the users are getting more and more impatient because of having more than the before options. Google too has indicated that the site speed is also one among the ranking algorithm signals. Cookies upload with every request on the domain and these uploads often don’t compress during downloading; as a result, user experiences slow performance of the website. More load time = angry drifted users = bye bye traffic = poor business performance. Reduction of 500 bytes on an upload reduces tens of kilobytes at download data; so, the user gets seamless experience. Using static content from cookie-less domain or CDN (Content Delivery Network) to reduce the size of HTTP requests from the browser is the best possible and the most effective way to improve the website performance. The CDN (Content Delivery Network) is the distributed network of proxy servers to deliver the content on the basis of user’s geographical location.
1. Download W3 Total Cache plugin; login to WordPress admin dashboard; click on “Add New” in plugin category; click the ‘Upload link’ under the “Install Plugins”; click the “Choose File”to select the downloaded ‘W3 Total Cache plugin’.
2. Log into WP admin dashboard; click on “Install Plugin”; enter ‘W3 Total Cache’ in “Search Plugins”; select ‘Install Now’; & activate to enable the W3 Total Cache plugin.
After going through either of above-mentioned routes, come to CDN section in general setting. Check ‘Enable’ and select ‘Generic Mirror’ from “CDN Type” menu. “Save all settings”. Wait, the task is not completed yet; enter the Zone URL into ‘Configuration section’ of ‘Performance menu’; and save settings. Now, enjoy the boosted performance of faster WordPress website.
Joomla is 2nd most popular CMS platform; it is used by 6.6% of all the websites having CMS. If you too have Joomla CMS website, CDN integration is must to improve readership, traffic, retaining power, and off course ranking search results. Joomla CDN integration can be done by downloading and installing the JCH Pro plugin.
Some websites already have JCH Optimize plugin configured already; if it is the case with you, simply place your Zone URL / custom CDN URL into CDN/Cookieless Domain section of JCH Optimize plugin to experience the faster page loading.
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