The NetcraftWeb Server Survey revealed that as of January 2018, some 1,805,260,010 websites are active and functioning at the moment. That’s more than one billion. Compare that to vehicles—there are more than 51 million cars in the world. That’s nothing compared to the number of websites functioning currently.
Imagine if that was the number of cars that existed and functioned in the world. Imagine the traffic and the mayhem.
Where there are numbers, there is traffic. And where there is traffic, things slow down.
And when things slow down, people become very angry and frustrated.
Why It’s Important to be Fast and Furious
So let’s say your website is up and running: it has been developed to perfection, it ticks all the right boxes as far as web development goes, but there’s a catch. Your website is working at a snail’s pace.
While that does not affect your website’s overall personality, it does affect the number of viewers you are going to attract. Someone frustrated by the slow pace will leave your website and try and take his business elsewhere for consideration.
And you don’t want that.
Catching the Culprit
The culprit is more often than not traffic, but isn’t the sole cause behind the problem. Just like a car on a fairly empty road will not run as long as its battery and engine aren’t working properly, your website might be clogged due to other reasons. These might be:
1. The Bothersome Bottleneck
Somewhere deep and hidden on your website there’s a sneaky bottleneck that surpasses notice until there’s high traffic. Suddenly, everything seems to get clogged. Luckily, this particular timing means you can pinpoint exactly where the problem lies and solve the problem.
- To increase bandwidth, you may initiate an upgrade.
- To cut down on the load caused by the traffic on your most viewed pages, you may use caches.
- To make up for the buildup on a temporary basis, you may try cloud bursting.
2. The Cons of Configuration
When not configured right, your website may begin to crawl. This is usually caused by high quality media and a large number of plugins. Bad coding only makes things worse. Here’s what you can do:
- Uninstall the problematic plugin.
- Make images less grand by resizing them.
- Use lesser media.
- Hire a good developer!
3. Maximum Overload
Nobody likes being overworked, not even websites. Here’s what you can do if you’ve overburdened your website:
- Clear the clutter
- Again, you need a good code – which means that you need a good coder
4. Bad Hosts
If your website isn’t the problem and if traffic isn’t the problem, then you might want to check up with your DNS or Host. Run an HTML test and see if even the slightest of pages takes a long time to load. Resolve the issue by contacting the company.
5. Foreign Aid
If your website links to a number of other websites, social media outlets, hosts, and even linking to other media, then this too could cause a problem. Solve this problem by cutting down on the foreign aid!
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