18 Tips for Website Performance Optimization

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18 Tips for Website Performance Optimization

Website performance optimization is always something that should be top priority, especially when there is so much online competition. We have written a lot of performance tutorials over the past couple months, such as how to speed up WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and more. But what if you aren't on any of those platforms? Below are the top 18 optimization tips we recommend, regardless of the platform, if you are looking to optimize your site.

But before we dive into the tips there are a few tools you should be aware of so that you can first pinpoint your website performance issues. If you know where your website is slowing down or bottlenecking than you can re-adjust your priorities.

Test your website speed#
First we recommend using a website speed test tool to analyze the overall speed of your website. We suggest using KeyCDN's Website Speed Test tool or WebPageTest as both of these support HTTP/2. Firefox 36+ or Chrome 41+ is required. You will see more below about why we recommend migrating to HTTPS to take advantage of HTTP/2.

Load test your website#
Second, it is important to load test your website to see what might be causing bottlenecks. Below are few tools which can help test your website. These can also be very useful if you are trying to scale out a platform.

CyberFlood: Security and performance testing on websites and applications.
Load Impact: Automated and on demand performance testing for DevOps. Load test your website, web app, mobile app or API instantly with up to 1.2 million concurrent users.
Loader: Load testing service that allows you to stress test your web-apps & APIs with thousands of concurrent connections. Free up to 10,000 clients.
BlazeMeter: Run massively scalable, open source-based performance tests against all of your apps, and validate performance at every software delivery stage.
If you are running a WordPress site there is a useful plugin, such as P3, which can help pinpoint plugins that are slowing down your site.

Calculate website performance optimization budget#
Jonathan Fielding has put together a great free little tool in which you can calculate your performance budget. Simply input how fast in seconds you want your site to load, and pick the connection speed.


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