Top 10 reasons why your website is not loading fast.

On 16 Oct 2012 by in Category Article

It is very important for an e-commerce and your business website to have its webpage’s loading instantly. In this information driven world, where every second counts and missing out on your potential customer just because the information was taking little longer than expected to load is not acceptable.

Here some of the key reason why your webpage takes ages to load.

Coding on your webpage: It depends how many codes and classes have been used to drive a particular page look. Simple coding often results into faster resolution and less wait time. If you are using long a complex codes and queries to call a particular item on your page than defiantly it will increase the dependency for that particular object and hence will increase the load time.

Images on a particular page: It is advisable to have images which are less in size ( Mb’s ) to make it easier for any browsers to load them and a one go. Using more pictures on any webpage or website would lead to consumption bandwidth while loading them to browsers. This would surly lead to the higher load time.

Nature of Website: It also depends upon the nature of website whether it is a simple website designed for sharing some basic business or work related information which requires less complex handling at the back end, in comparison to Ecommerce website that could require some complex coding at the back end to secure the information. Again all of that if happening on a shared system will lead to high load time in comparison to shared systems.

Dedicated or Shared servers: offcourse being there on a shared server environment, where single IP is shared to many website to make it cost effective for customers. It is highly recommended to make sure that you are hosting your website on with a reliable Host. In the shared environment resource are shared and thus at time when traffic hits your webpage it starts taking longer time to load. Whereas on the dedicated environment no such condition arise if proper load balancing is done by hosting company. Often load balancing is not the part of any particular deal and is not advisable until you are expected to have very high traffic hitting your web server across the globe.

J queries used :   It is known fact that J queries Ajax and other applets are commonly used on WebPages to make them look attractive and information centric. However access use Jqueries or any outside application button to your webpage would only lead to high resource utilization, high load on your web server and higher fetch time.

Traffic on your website : Traffic is good for business and if not managed well can surly be night mare for you and your website. Once the site is hit and traffic is build up you start getting more hits to your webpages. Often the requests outnumber the resource response time , especially in the shared and not so well load balanced dedicated environment . Pages would take high load time & since most of the time information is being served On FIFO style (first come  first serve).It is recommended to have traffic gauged and resources to be load balanced accordingly.

Caching and compressing: With proper caching technique it will not only help better user experience but less load to your servers. Website first time getting loaded on a particular computer creates a local cache memory, so the next time it will be called locally from same computer. This technique gives the impression of fast load time and high quality webpage.