So, you are wondering what you can do to improve site results?
Here we have the best ways to improve your website performance organized by categories!
Improve the infrastructure
You can’t have a great site on top of basic web hosting. Choose wisely the hosting provider and the type of hosting you need. If you want a supreme performance for your site, consider choosing a VPS (virtual private server), a powerful dedicated server, or a cloud VPS. You will need a powerful CPU and enough RAM to handle all the queries to your website.
Apart from power, you need that your web hosting is right where your customers are in the same country and preferably in a well-connected data center.
And additionally, you can choose a CDN, where you have a DNS network of nameservers and multiple copies of your site (multiple web hostings) in different locations. That way, the DNS requests will get answered faster, and the result will be reached faster too.
Make your site more ergonomic
Your website is not a physical object that you can touch, but it must be as easy as possible for all the clients on it. Thinks about the structure of your site. Use the site map for that task. Is each category needed? Is everything easily accessible?
Declutter the menus and get rid of everything that is not necessary. Try to be more minimalist when creating and modifying your site. Clean interface with understandable structure.
Use your site as a user will. Press and try each operation on it. Think about reducing the processes and make it faster for the visitors. Fewer clicks and menu loadings, less power needed, and faster your performance will be.
Reduce all extra software on your website
You are probably using some of the popular CMS like WordPress. Update it and use as much as possible from the built-in features. All plugins for improving your site visually will be extra weight for loading. Sliders, canvas, rotating banners, and all other similar elements are just slowing down your site.
Other plugins like those for security are needed, but try to keep the total number low.
One small tip that can enter this category is to use a “Web-safe” font. This type of font is already pre-installed on most devices, so it won’t change in their browsers, nor will it require to be downloaded.
Make all media smaller
Don’t use high definition full quality images. Use lighter formants. JPEG is small, but you can get better compression with webp or avif formats. Also, keep the resolution down. 2 or 3 Mpx maximum might be enough even for large images in most cases.
You can also enable GZIP compression. When you do that, the data that travels will be compresses and lighter. The user will unzip it and see it without problems. The GZIP compression won’t lower so much the size of images or videos that you already compresses before, but it will reduce the HTML, and that is still significant to improve the speed.
These ways will definitely improve the speed and performance of your website. Apply them now, and see the results coming. The improved performance is just a bit of a word away from you, so go ahead and do it!