The speed of a website is becoming increasingly important. The longer it takes for the page to get loaded, the greater the chance that the disengagement visitor click away.
Search engines such as Google take into account the speed of a site heavily when ranking the search results. db8 supports companies to make their Joomla websites quickly.
Several factors are of influence on the performance of a website:
Choose quality hosting and not a discount hoster. It seems advantageous to rent hosting for a few bucks less. Unfortunately there are huge hidden costs: it takes more time to settle into the server optimally. And often you can only get fast websites with a qualitative hosting party.
Invoking a database, retrieving data in the database and displaying the data on a page takes more time than retrieving a previously saved page with the same information. That's what happens with using cache. There are various types of cache, each with its advantages and disadvantages.
Custom made templates
The number of modules and plugins on a page is inversely proportional to the speed of the website. The more extensions are active on a page, the bigger the performance loss. With a good analysis you might be able to determine which extensions affect the speed.
Make sure there is no more data than necessary is sent from the server to the visitor. Place the plates in the most optimal file formats and not larger sizes than necessary. Optimize frequently used images with lossless compression tools.
A good hosting provider offers:
- Joomla Optimized Hosting
- different server caching options
- faster webservers (eg Nginx instead of Apache)
- Shell (SSH) access