Is any one here who is not ready to speed up website Performance he owns or doesn’t give a damn about it. Surely there won’t be any and believe every website owner can do this in just 10 minutes. Also we are sure that you would already have tried many performance plugins but still not satisfied. Then you won’t regret reading this post as we camp up with 7 unique and plugin-free techniques to improve website performance.
Next you would agree that quick rendering and lower load time are the two most critical factors for any website. We today are sharing 7 express methods to let you reduce load time of your site by 20% and quicken rendering by 5-7%. The uniqueness of the subject is that no WordPress plugins are being used here. Even then these methods are proved extremely effective and easy to apply. We’ve tested these methods on multiple friends sites and observed significant improvements. That’s why we decided to group these methods and prepared to share with you. But before we start, lets understand the subject more closely.
Why is Website Performance Significant?
Website Performance or site optimisation simply means to speed up website by quick loading and rendering of its pages in user’s web browser. To observe its importance, let’s refer a research done by the Microsoft Bing search team. They clearly mentions the impact of just a 2-second delay in web page loading.
- Resulted in reduced user’s satisfaction by 3.8%.
- Added up a loss in revenue per user by 4.3%.
- And cut down the no. of clicks by 4.3%.
If your site load time is high, most likely people will leave, and you’ll loose business. Not only that, Google has also considered site speed as one of the factor in its ranking algorithm.
How to Determine Your Website Performance?
Experiment with any of the following website performance monitoring methods.
- Test your site on Google PageSpeed Insights to view your current score.
- Perform Pingdom Website Speed Test on your website.
Tips to Speed up Website Performance in 10 Minutes
1. Speed up Website by Enabling Browser Caching.
To apply this method, you’ll need to connect to your website using FTP. Via FTP, you can access all your website files. Next locate your .htaccess file present in the root directory of your website. What we want to achieve here is turn on browser caching. Copy paste the below code in the .htaccess file and save the changes. Go back to your website and make sure it’s still functioning normally.
For your note, if you’ve SEO Yoast plugin installed, then you can also use its “File Editor” tool to edit the .htaccess file.