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Optimize Website Speed

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by rotrych, Jul 20, 2015.

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  1. rotrych

    rotrych Registered Member

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    Hello, recently I was working on optimizing my website speed and still have few issues that I don't know how to fix.

    I have few more websites where I need the same help.

    Does anyone can help me to solve this task?

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    gzip is something you should start with i recon.
     
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    You have an own server?

    Which software installed?

    Without any infos how should we help?
     
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    I tried my best optimizing this website, but this is my current results and I hope someone can suggest me how to get at least yellow/green light in Google Test. (Mobile is 58/100 and Desktop is 64/100)

    I also used Gtmetrix (page speed is 91% and YSlow is 82%, Page load time is 3,3s and Total Page Size is 8.31Mb) and Webpagetest. Do you believe it is a good score?
     
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    Wordpress is installed. Website called photor ca
     
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    most of the time hosting on vps speeds up site by 90%
     
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    Oh, really? I use Godaddy Linux Delux Hosting. But I don't mind to switch to the one that actually can really help.
    What VPS Hosting can you recommend (reasonable price and easy to use)?
     
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    I am a WordPress speedup guy....add me on skype: felixcool726
     
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    if you are on wordpress use w3 cache
     
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  11. nuhll

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    One site with 8mb? wtf
     
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    Back in the golden days, we were optimizing images like hell, making the html the shortest possible.
    Nowadays with one page paralax websites and video backgrounds, i dont know what people are still talking about.
    I mean, of course it is still possible to optimize a page, but just the ton of .js and every kinda plugin will take several megabytes of data.
    Best method i think:
    notepad + make your own code without third party plugins, without embedding unnecessary flashy things.
    a simple html + css website can be stunning if its well made, and its less than 1mb.
     
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    Thats not the "best". Probably the fastest. BUT if u use mod pagespeed on a root, u get on every page above 90/100 points...
     
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    Using Pingdom Tools it shows up that your website is "78% slower than all other sites"

    You have 8 MB for your homepage. I think for a photography website like yours, you should consider:

    - Optimizing images by considerably reduce the number of image sizes, by drastically lowering the JPEG quality, reduce the image resolutions and utilize a lossless compression.
    - Changing your hosting from the shared slow worthless hosting you are using now to a powerful VPS or even a dedicated server.
    - Reduce the number of plugins used.
    - Utilise a WordPress caching plugin like W3 Total Cache
    - Utilise lazy loading - may be a problem with the search engines today(!), but nobody knows this for sure

    If you want to stay with your cheap but horrible shared hosting for such kind of websites, you can do that too, but you have to apply everything else and you may still not get good results.

    Another way may be to pay someone to use a custom CMS other than WordPress which should be way more lighter, but way more limited too.

    Another option may be to use a paid service for hosting and providing you with a ready built-in CMS, and basically all-in-one thing like Squarespace, but you'll have to drastically optimize your images again as people with slower connections both on desktop and mobile may still struggle, not because the server will be slow, but because you try to serve them horribly big in size images.
     
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    Good information welcome
     
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    can you look at speed on non wordpress sites?
     
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    I recommend to use "WP Super Cache" WordPress plugin.
     
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    I use those tools for page testing:
    mxtoolbox
    developers.google
    webpagetest
    pingdom
     
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    i used to check my site on google test.It shows me shared hosting issue.
    One of my online friend i must use at least VPS to boost up site loading speed, while i am on hostgator shared.
    is really worth to move to VPS ?
     
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