How to Decrease Website Downloading Time?

The Internet is full of theoretical knowledge how to reduce page load time. Now it is time to dive into the depths of practical tips and achieve some results – with help of these tips the amount of time can be reduced up to 70%.

  1. Get rid of small objects.

Large amount of requests from images or stylesheets block the upstream, already limited by users’ upload bandwidth. As a result, big objects will be uploaded faster than many small ones with the same size. One big stylesheet and JavaScript file will be downloaded twice as fast as several stylesheets and scripts. In case you want to keep your static stylesheets, piece them together.

  1. Cache HTML headers.

Thus you will not lose necessary info for the statistics and still the page will be loaded faster. There is no need to cache dynamic files, though if there are any other types of files, adjust the changes. Sometimes users can’t save settings changes because HTML features of their sites (for example, weblogs header manipulation) interfere with new settings so it is necessary to turn them off.

  1. Compress text files.

Take advantage of compression to save bandwidth and increase loading speed, however, take into consideration that compression of the compressed files won’t work.

For compressing images, you can use free tool called OptiPNG. With its help you can compress PNG images to 50%.

  1. Switch off host name lookups.

As a result, every request will be performed faster. So if you have an access to server configurations turn the lookups off or you can do it via your .htaccess.

  1. Create connections in Apache’s configurations

Thus several files will be uploaded with help of one TCP connection. Usual standard settings of Apache 2.2 are: KeepAlive On and KeepAliveTimeout 15 – use them to reduce time greatly.

With help of this workable tips visitors will be able to upload your website quickly – and that is one of the guarantees that they will not skip it when browsing through the Internet.