Speeding up your website / Slow loading time
Are you experiencing a slow loading time? Here are some tips to speed up your website.
1. Use compressed images.
Make sure they're high-res enough to look great, but ideally they should be 4MB or less. Assuming we've designed your website, this is our job!
2. Don't host massive files.
Having big PDFs, videos, music and more for the customer to see or download is great, but your website is having to load all of that.
3. Make sure the website back-end is simple and clean.
Obviously if we designed your website, it will be. But if you're looking after your own website, make sure the editor is simple. Many people get stuck with complex elements which take ages to load.
4. Make sure your own internet connection is good.
Sounds simple, but easy to forget. A website will only load as fast as your own wifi or device! Get a friend to check the website, or check on another connection and device to get a better overview of the actual loading times.
5. Remove some pages
If your website is running slowly, it's time to see what you could remove. You ideally want as few pages as possible. Bigger websites = longer loading time.
TIP: Don't forget that all websites are at the mercy of the platform they're built on. You can take steps to help speed it up but ultimately it's down to the platform to load your website.