Let’s start at the beginning!
Why is your website loading speed important!
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What is under the hood?
What affects your website loading time?
There is a combination of factors that affect a websites loading time, some of these factors include:
Website hosting is critical to a websites performance. These factors include reliability, customer service if you get in trouble, and speed. Load times or website speed can limited by the physical server characteristics and resources allocated to your site. Improvements might include increased memory to process tasks. Using modern solid state hard drives (SSD) to store and serve information fast. Along with super fast networking capabilities. Other advancements may include server-side technologies to help improve the website performance. Optional Content Delivery Networks (CDN) support can also be integrated with your hosting provider. Some of the best Australian website hosting providers include Site Ground, Host Gator and Bluehost.
Static or dynamic websites
Development platform i.e. Content Management System (CMS)
This may include WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento. Each of which different performance potentials. Which can include the availability of plugins. Website plugins can be be used to improve loading time performance.
Still more factors!
There is much more than meets the eye!
Code errors, options and bad links
Minifying resources including images
Compression and cache
Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Content delivery networks or CDNs can deliver resources from servers located closer the end user. Handle traffic demands and spikes, deliver many files asynchronously, free up server resources. All which help improve loading times. Some hosting providers recommend CDN providers. Some providers have free CDN options. Good examples are KeyCDN, Max CDN and Cloudflare. Another added bonus to CDN is that they can provide an added level of security to a website.