Speed Up Your Website
Following a recent Joomla! CMS update we checked the Page Load Speed of the Home Page of one of our demonstration websites.
We used the YSlow Browser Add-on (no longer available).
We were unimpressed when we saw the result.
So we decided to check a few things, including whether:
- Page Caching was enabled,
- Gzip compression was enabled and supported by our hosting provider,
- we could make some changes to our website's .htaccess file to further improve performance.
All of the above helped, but we saw the biggest improvement when we installed and configured 3rd party extension: JCH Optimize.
When we re-tested our website's Page Load Speed we were mighty pleased!
See for yourself ...
A big improvement, we think you will agree!
What is Page Load Speed?
Page Load Speed is how long it takes for a web page to load in the visitor's browser when they click on a link.
Slow loading web pages result in frustrated visitors abandoning your website and not coming back!
Faster loading pages means more interaction, more page views, and more sales enquiries if you are a business.
How to check Page Load Speed
We like these applications:
- GTmetrix Performance Reports,
- Lighthouse (requires subscription).
How you can further improve website performance
You can improve website performance by focusing on speed when you:
- choose a hosting provider, and
- administer your website.
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