Page speed is an important aspect of quality of a website. It helps users access pages they look for fast and keeps them engaging.
Page speed defined:
Page speed is the quality attribute of a web page – how fast it loads up when users log in. It is very important factor for a website because it effects the overall performance of a website. So, it is necessary for your website to have a good page speed. Speed of the web page is the time taken to load a web page when a user or a visitor clicks on the URL.
To improve page speed of your website follow the below steps:
Ways to improve Page Speed
- Reduce server response time
Check whether your web server is able to provide the web pages quickly to the browser. If not, check factors that are negatively affecting the server performance and response time and make them correct.
- Enable browser caching
It is nothing but making your browser to remember resources of your web page like logo, CSS, etc. so that it does not take much time to load when requested for another page is opened.
- Check Java script of your web page
If the java script is making your web page to load slowly, block that portion of the Java script.
- Java script must be deferred
When a user requests a web page, it opens until the java script in it are completely downloaded. This makes the page slow down when loading. To overcome this problem, it is necessary to keep java script at bottom of the page.
- CSS delivery should be optimized
The CSS in your website must help the web page to load or render quickly rather than slowly. In order to make the CSS delivery optimized, it needs some pre-defined planning.
- Compress HTML and CSS files
The HTML and the CSS files in your web page must be compressed using Gzip which reduces nearly 70% of file size so that it doesn’t take much time to load a page and also bandwidth usage is also reduced.
- Bad Requests must be avoided
The HTML or CSS in your web site or a web page may request for files or images that doesn’t exist really. So, this makes browser and the server to will search for the ones which not exist which leads to load time of a web page.
- Avoiding redirects to landing page
If the URL given in a web page should not have one redirect to the landing page that is, the page specified in the URL. If it has more redirects, it needs to have extra HTTP requests response cycle and round-trip-time latency and finally leads to more time to load for a web page and also makes user to wait.
These are some of the factors to be considered to improve the page speed of a web page which finally leads to improvement or increase in page speed of a website.