5 Things That Make Your Website Slower


To ensure the success and usability of your website, one of the things to maintain is site speed. To optimize the speed of your website is always a necessity because it can affect a lot like the key metrics, the visibility of your site and also the conversion rate. Despite this great need for speed, figuring how to do it is another problem. According to Kevin Sutter web design expert at A Plus Digital ( https://aplusdigital.ca ) Identifying why your website is slower from the usual will help you do something to boost its Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and others. Its boost will surely lead to higher and better visibility and more chances to reach higher conversion rates.



Fortunately, there are various speed tests that you can try on to measure the speed of your site. Also, this article will give you the reasons that hinder the speed of your website.

REASON #1: NOT USING CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

A content the delivery network is made up of many servers that are situated in a particular geographical location. To ensure that your websites can be easily loaded by the users especially those that are located far from the main server, you can store your websites in any of those servers.

REASON #2: EXCESSIVE DATABASE

This means that your website's database is filled with unnecessary items like logs and other plugin or theme entries that are build up over time. When this happens, the demands and queries to the database take longer than usual and when is needed. Worse, it can also cause the webserver to time out as it waits for the response on your database.

To prevent this, of course, you have to optimize the database. Some web hosts permit to access the database management through some platforms straight from your hosting account.

REASON #3: UNOPTIMIZED CSS

Your website's CSS or the code that is in-charge in its styling pages can also be left unattended and these results for a delayed loading. To avoid this, you can:

Combine the CSS files into one or a few files if you have several external files.
Instead of using external CSS files, use internal CSS files.
If certain CSS files need to be loaded, use "media types" for better specifications

REASON#4: INCREASING LARGE MEDIA FILES

Just like in other devices, large images, videos, and other files can also bring worse effects on your website. This also results in its slower loading, and this calls for file compression. There are tools, plugins, and applications that can be used to help compress those large files into smaller ones without affecting its quality. For videos, compressing them is more complicated, and for this, you can host them on Youtube and other platforms externally.

REASON #5: TOO MASSIVE WEBSITE CODE

Having a more code to the browser means longer visibility of your website because it takes a longer time to be loaded and become accessible. You have to double-check your code and remove those characters that may seem unnecessary and line breaks that can only cause a delay in accessing the browser. For this, various plugins can help you remove those characters and assure the best of your site's performance.
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