Need help optimizing

April 29, 2019 316 views
Server Optimization

Hi!
I'm not a programmer, but I own a website, it's very young yet. The problem I bumped into is that it began to load much more slowly after I uploaded all the visual content.
I guess the problem is in the hosting. I wonder, what should I do? Transfer my website to another hosting? If so, what hosting can you suggest as a fast working and not very pricy?
Website: https://sewingland.org

1 Answer

Greetings!

Website optimization is an interesting topic. However, it is a bit too broad to effectively cover in a generic way. I can give you some resources and some generic tips, but these will only scratch the surface of what I consider to be common scenarios.

First, you mentioned that it slows down after you add visual content. I assume you mean photos, videos, etc. You can use a site like gtmetrix.com to view the size and loading time of a page, and this may help you to identify images or videos (if they autoplay especially) that can be compressed further to reduce the time it takes for visitors to download the page.

Second, you can consider optimizing your CMS. Maybe you don't use one, but in 2019 it's a fairly reasonable assumption that you're running Wordpress. If that is the case, Wordpress themselves have provided a great article on the topic: https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Optimization

If it is another scenario, feel free to share any details that you're comfortable with, and either myself or the community here can offer any advice that we may have.

Jarland

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