We build. You grow.

Get best community software here

Start a social network, a fan-site, an education project with oxwall - free opensource community software

How to increase speed of loading of site | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » Support » General Questions
idea Nov 4 '10

What are the Factors that affect loading speed of site..
I have www.ikbc.in all users complaining about the speed of site..
How can i increase it's speed?
Den Team
Den Nov 5 '10
- How many users online do you have and how many users at all in your DB?
- What type of hosting do you use (shared/VPS/dedicated server)?
Maxwell May 2 '11
I am going to get the level below the lowest vps for my site gotabowl.com right within the next week. But I think it would be up to the computer hardware and other factors. But idk how many. How stable is Oxwall, like could it handle 20,000, I mean that's nowhere near facebook or wikipedia, or myspace but it is still a substantial amount of people.
Den Team
Den May 2 '11
Oxwall can handle more then 20000 online users, if your site will be hosted with a good level of system administration.
Maxwell May 2 '11
ok well then good times. The more you know. We talking VPS here to handle 20000 with pics and vids and groups and a decent amount of personal data. what are you talking? like cron jorbs every 10ms.
Larry Thacker

Increasing the loading speed of a website is crucial for providing a better user experience and improving search engine rankings. Here are several strategies and best practices you can implement to boost the speed of your site:

Optimize Images:

Use image compression tools to reduce file sizes without sacrificing quality.

Serve images in modern formats like WebP.

Specify image dimensions in HTML to prevent layout shifts.

Minimize HTTP Requests:

Combine multiple CSS and JavaScript files into one or use asynchronous loading.

Reduce the number of external scripts and resources.

Enable Browser Caching:

Set up proper caching headers to allow browsers to store and reuse static assets.

Implement long-term caching for assets that rarely change.

Content Delivery Network (CDN):

Use a CDN to distribute content across multiple servers globally, reducing latency.

CDNs can also cache and serve static assets, further improving load times.

Optimize Code:

Minify CSS and JavaScript to reduce their file sizes.

Remove unnecessary code and comments.

Use server-side caching mechanisms and optimize database queries.

Reduce Server Response Time:

Choose a reliable hosting provider with fast server response times.

Use server-side caching and optimize your server configuration.

Implement Lazy Loading:

Load images and other non-critical assets as the user scrolls down the page.

This can significantly reduce initial page load times.

Prioritize Above-the-Fold Content:

Load essential content and styles for the visible part of the page first.

Defer loading of non-critical assets until after the initial rendering.

Use Content Delivery Techniques:

Implement techniques like "critical CSS" and "preload" to improve perceived performance.

Serve critical resources as early as possible.

Optimize Mobile Performance:

Ensure your site is responsive and loads quickly on mobile devices.

Consider using Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for mobile versions.

Monitor Performance:

Use tools like Google PageSpeed Insights, GTmetrix, or WebPageTest to regularly analyze and track your site's performance.

Address issues and optimize accordingly.

Reduce Third-Party Scripts:

Limit the use of third-party scripts and only include those that are essential.

Monitor the impact of third-party scripts on your site performance.

Upgrade to HTTP/2 or HTTP/3:

These protocols offer performance improvements over older HTTP versions.

Content and Database Optimization:

Compress text-based content and use efficient database queries.

Implement content delivery techniques such as lazy loading for articles or pagination.

Server-Side Caching:

Implement server-side caching mechanisms like Redis or Memcached to cache frequently accessed data.

Regularly Update and Maintain:

Keep your website's CMS, plugins, and themes up to date to benefit from performance improvements and security updates.

Consider a Faster Hosting Provider:

If your site experiences high traffic, consider moving to a hosting provider with better scalability and performance.

Remember that the specific steps to improve your website's loading speed may vary depending on your platform and the technologies you're using. Regularly monitoring your site's performance and making incremental improvements is key to maintaining fast loading times.