One easy way to improve the performance of your website is to find out why it may be lagging in the first place. With there being so many variables that can contribute to performance issues, knowing where to start or what to look for is half the battle. And even if your site is loading quickly enough, it never hurts to test it out from time to time to see what can be improved.
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When it comes to website performance, slow and steady never wins the race. In fact, at the rate human attention spans keep dropping, you better hope your website loads like it’s fast and furious, or you’re literally going to get left in the cyber dust, choking on your competitor’s digital fumes. If you’re okay with that, this blog is not for you—stop reading and move on to something…more your pace.
But, if you want to give your site a competitive edge, rev that brilliant mental engine of yours and get ready for the green light in three, two, one...
Try and keep up, this page moves fast.
Tip: When looking for a DNS provider, pay attention to the number of their points of presence (PoPs), where they’re located, and how much data can be handled per PoP. This can greatly help with speed and uptime.
Before you go crazy with TTL values, make sure you know how it will affect your domain(s) and any future plans that may be in the works—setting values too high and at the wrong times can work against you. For instance, if there are specific rules applied to your domain, such as Failover or Load Balancing, a TTL of 5 to 30 minutes is better.
As you can see, there are numerous factors that affect the performance of your website. If you want to avoid high bounce rates and loss of customers due to slow web page speeds, these 11 tips can help get you across the finish line—and stay ahead in the never-ending internet race.
“It don't matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning's winning.” - Dominic Toretto, The Fast and The Furious, 2001.
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