Clients complain about the speed of their websites.



Clients complain about the speed of their websites.


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    eger

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    I know hosting on shared hosts is usually a reason the sites are slow, but how can I make sure a hosting upgrade will solve the problem?

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    webadel

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    Avoid shared hostings!

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    curiousbill

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    I found that with many of my clients’ websites the problem is an admin uploading huge photos to the site. No optimization, just loading 3000px by 3000px, 300DPI photo. Teach your clients how to deal with large images.

    Here are some useful tools:

    http://www.picresize.com/ (easy to use)
    http://apps.pixlr.com/editor/ (powerful)

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    Daniel

    daniel

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    First, optimize the speed of the site. These three sites will let you find the reasons of the slow speed and guide you on how to fix them:
    http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/
    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/
    https://www.google.com/webmasters/

    Note the score before and after your changes so you can document your work. You dont need to fix all of the issues here (impossible) but taking care of even some of them will significantly increase the speed of your site.

    Also, for WordPress sites use https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-super-cache/ . This is an amazing plugin!

    Shared hosting is usually a bad idea. I found this shared hosting for $20/month http://mediatemple.net/webhosting/shared/ to be a nice option for smaller sites – my smaller clients do not complain. However, if somebody is serious about their online business, they should invest $50 per month for a good VPS (I recommend http://wpengine.com/ and https://www.wiredtree.com/, http://mediatemple.net/webhosting/vps/ – I recommend MRT VPS, but I DO NOT recommend MT WordPress hosting).

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