Increasing Website Speed

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I learned a lot about increasing the speed of our home internet when I was growing up. We lived in the middle of a cotton field and had notoriously slow, fragile internet connection. If the wind blew too hard (which happened a lot in West Texas), it was raining, or anything else even slightly out of the ordinary happened, everything online would move at turtle speed. My family and I quickly figured out that the best way to get things running again was to unplug the router for a few minutes, plug it back in, and load up whatever you needed as soon as you could to get the best of the internet connection. In the same way we learned to improve and increase the speed of our internet, you can increase the speed of your website.

Few things frustrate site visitors as much as trying to pull up a website and it takes forever and a day to load, and it isn’t because of a poor internet connection. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to increase the speed of your website and ensure that potential customers do not click off your website before it even loads up! First, you can optimize your server response time. Servers are often overloaded with thousands of websites, which slows down response time significantly. By hosting your website with Your Web Pro, you can increase your website speed. We do not put more than 200 websites on each of our servers so website speed remains quick. Another thing you can do is optimize the images on your website. All images should be either JPEGs (photographs) or PNGs (graphics with fewer than 16 colors) and compressed for the internet. You should create a template through CSS to combine your images into one that loads all at once rather than waiting for the website to load multiple images.

Your Web Pro can help you optimize your website and increase your site speed. Get in touch today to learn more about how we can help you!