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My website is slow. What can I do?

In this article, we analyze the main sources of website slowness and what you can do to improve your site's performance.

In this article, we analyze the main sources of website slowness and what you can do to improve your site's performance.

A key point in the user experience of a website or web application is loading time. Visitors are becoming increasingly impatient. Most of them will abandon a site if it doesn’t load within 3 seconds. For a company, this means lost sales, leads and opportunities.

Conversely, a fast, fluid site will improve your brand image, your sales and your natural referencing. It’s a virtuous circle.

What levers should I use to ensure my site’s performance?

Image optimization :

Images are often the primary cause of the slowness of some websites. High-quality images don’t have to slow down your performance. Compress them using efficient formats such as WebP, which combine visual quality with low weight.

Hosting location :

The distance between your servers and your users influences response speed. Hosting close to your target reduces response times, a geographical detail with significant repercussions. If you have international customers, the use of a CDN is mandatory.

Rationalization of requests:

Every request to the backend or database is a potential hindrance. Streamlining and optimizing these interactions is fundamental. Treat each request as a limited, precious resource. Don’t hesitate to use caching solutions to lighten the server load by remembering information rather than constantly searching for it.

Lazy Loading:

Adopt an intelligent loading strategy. Lazy loading delays the loading of non-essential resources until they are actually needed, thus optimizing initial loading speed and user experience.

Rationalization of dependencies / packages used :

An excess of libraries and packages can unnecessarily weigh down your site. Take an inventory of your tools and eliminate the incidental. Use a minimalist approach for maximum performance.

As a complement, don’t neglect the minification of CSS and JavaScript files, the adoption of content distribution networks (CDNs) and regular performance audits using specialized tools. Every action counts in the quest for a responsive site.

Your website is the mirror of your commitment to your users. Every optimization, every millisecond saved, enriches the experience you offer and testifies to your attention to detail.

Do you have a slow site?

Do not hesitate to contact me so that we can analyze and correct the problem. Contact me

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