One of the best things you can do for your website is to improve the page speed loading time. It will keep customers on your site who might otherwise give up waiting for it to load and leave. It also creates a much more user-friendly experience when a user can click easily and quickly through your site to find the information they are searching for.
There are a lot of server requests which are pinged around the globe to bring you content and images from your website. A lot happens in a few short seconds and every one of those seconds is those in which your customer is sitting and waiting for! So the faster we can make those seconds happen the better.
Here are the little info that may be the reason why your website is running slow.
This is the number one cause of slow loading websites. Many clients load their own images onto their website without reducing the size of those images. Image sizes should ideally be no more than 200KB - even very large dimension ones - DO NOT upload images 2,3, 4 or MORE MB!!! Learn how to downsize your images BEFORE you upload them or if you are a Miniwebs client, send them to us and ask us to resize and upload your images.
An outdated CMS (Content Management System - eg WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc). Regular updates and maintenance on your website will keep your site up to date - check with your web developer.
Theme and Structural Settings of your website
It may be that your website in itself has too many plugins loading, is trying to load lots of things before the full page shows.
On the off chance that your server's performance is poor, it will take more time to react. Regardless of how brisk everything else is, a slow server will consistently give you a slow start.
A Network Problem
Internet Connection might be the reason why your website is slow. The way to determine it is simple - attempt to load another website and see whether it is also slow to load. If it is, then you know that the local network is to blame.
Another option could be to ask friends or family that live a distance from you, to try loading your website. If it loads fine for them but not for you, then it’s most likely a network issue.
Try to imagine having a long separation call, from your place to another nation, you know it takes longer to make the connection. That’s because the information has to physically travel to get there. The data goes through cables, and it’s transmitted over satellites. A similar thing happens when you click on a website, and you send a message to the server. It takes time to load - the information has to travel all the way across the ocean. Then, it has to travel all the way back to load it on your screen.
But all the above are just a few symptoms of a slow loading website. We're here help if you are concerned, just contact us - Miniwebs.