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How to Optimize website load time – 4 simple ways!


It refers to the speed with which media content is downloaded from hosting servers; the time it took for the website to display content after clicking the link. Three core elements to measure a page load speed include:

  • Time taken to deliver requested material to the browser including HTML content.
  • Browser response and page load time.
  • Rendered content for the end­user to view.

Key factors of a high­performance web­page include: load speed, UI, UX, responsiveness, mobile friendliness, placement of content and a lot of other metrics. Increasing page load speed is the most crucial factor.

Limit HTTP Request:

A web­page includes numerous content elements and for each element one HTTP request is made. As the page component increases, the page load time also increases. This can be resolved with some simple fix in the design components.

  • Efficient use of page components
  • Using CSS where possible instead of using images
  • Group multiple stylesheets into one
  • Reduce the number of scripts

Reducing Server Time Response:

Using a monitoring application to track down web performance is the first step. Server response time critical for improving page load speed. Your goal should be less than 200ms. Implement best practices and tool to improve response time.

Compress Large Files:

When you are creating high­quality content, the web­page will typically include large files. Which makes it heavy, as a result – a sluggish load speed. In this case, developers need to implement compression. One of the best and efficient way is to zip the high­quality, heavy files. Moreover, it reduces bandwidth of the page and reduces server response time. Third- party compression tool can reduce page load time by 70%.

Browser Caching:

Caching is a simple phenomenon implemented by nearly every business websites. However, it has to be mentioned in the 'Privacy Policy' and you need to ask for the user's permission in a pop­up! Here, some web­page components are stored in the user's hard­drive. This could be temporary or permanent. So, the next time when a user will browse your website, it will take less time to load. Pretty neat huh! Caching will reduce load­time of recurrent browsing of your website by 80%. If you want, you can enable expire date.

Aforementioned tips are easier to implement and can be done in less time! There are numerous advanced techniques which can be done to reduce page load time dramatically. However, you need the help of professionals for the job.

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