WordPress Performance Fixes
Do you have a high page speed but a low YSlow score?
Front End Optimization is the process of fine tuning your website so it interacts quicker and provides a better user experience. Front-end optimization is predictable as there is a list of items that can be fixed.
We can improve your websites performance with the following SEO services.
Leverage Browser Caching
When you visit a web page, your browser downloads all content of the particular page as well as common static files like css and js files. And when you visit other page of same website, your browser downloads them all again. This can slow things down
However if you have Leverage Browser Caching, then all statics files will serve from your browser instead server. Now when you will visit any page of the particular website, it will only download unique content of the page; static files will be served from your browser. This will speed up each page of a website.
Minify JS and CSS
Minification is the process of minimizing code and markup in your web pages and script files. It’s one of the main methods used to reduce load times and bandwidth usage on websites. Minification dramatically improves site speed and accessibility, directly translating into a better user experience. It’s also beneficial to users accessing your website through a limited data plan and who would like to save on their bandwidth usage while surfing the web.
Reduce HTTPS Requests
Lets say a website template consists of one HTML file, two CSS files and 16 images—including your logo and various menu backgrounds. In total, a browser would need to make 19 HTTP requests to load an empty page on your site. Its important to note that a visitor using the Google Chrome browser can only open six TCP connections to your server at once, so the browser has to queue the remaining requests.
We enhance performance by removing unneeded plugins , themes, tools, and unused data files. Compressing images can keep your image quality very good at a fraction of the file size.We can optimize image, files size and names keeping server resources and requests in check.
Implement Lazy Loading.
Only serve request for images when a user scrolls to that part of the page. Lazy loading can reduce the number of HTTPS Requests
Use a Content Delivery Network ( CDN)
A Content Delivery Network or CDN is a network of servers that delivers cached static content from websites based on the geographic location of the user. CDN is not a hosting service that is independent of this.
Currently your web host is serving your website from a single location. Every visitor accesses your website from the same server, so if you have high traffic it will slow down your site. A CDN will cache your server ( make a copy) , when users visit the request is fulfilled thru CDN servers reducing the load on your hosting server, making it faster and more efficient.
We use StackPath. the transition and implementation, repointing the DN: A and CNames is very easy to work with for wordpress sites.