Well it is said that content rules the Web, though it does but it isn’t the only thing you should care about. Making a successful quality blog is not an easy task. One of the most important factor is the loading time of your blog. In this article let’s have a look at the various things which you should do to increase the speed of you blog.
Web designer should take care of its background images and the images used in the site. They should be of optimum size. You can use Puny PNG tool to do this, it is very effective in reducing image size without any quality loss. So whenever you make an image file do compress it.
Manage the external Requests-
One of the most important factors of slow loading of your blog is external requests. External blog requests slow the loading time of your blog. Don’t use any unnecessary widget in your blog. Some of the things like facebook fan page, Digg and Social networking icons like tweetmeme can slow down your blog. So choose wisely and don’t duplicate any of them. This will surely decrease your loading time.
Use a Good Hosting Service-
Well Hosting service is really important factor of your blog’s loading time. If you are hosting your site at good hosts, you will get good speedy blog. Well i have used Wp-web host and ipage hosting. Well also heard a lot about hostgator too.
Use Caching technique-
Caching time is a popular technique used by the Webmasters to increase their speed. You can use Wp-Super Cache to do the work for you. It is easy to install and configure. Wp-super cache create static web pages of your blog so that it can load faster. You can use it to minimize the server load and activate the Mysql Query Cache.
In order to activate Mysql Query Cache-
1. Find Mysql configuration file my.cnf
2. Change the setting of query cache type value to 1.
3. Find the query cache size and change it to 20M.
4. Also change the query cache limit and change the value to 2M.
Use Minify to Compress the JS and CSS-
Optimize Your Database Table-
Optimizing your database table can be very efficient in terms of load time. If your database table is big in size then you should optimize it every week. Well it works very good, I use Wp-Optimize plugin to optimize my database table. Besides optimizing Database it also provides features like post revisions and cleaning spam comments.
Well you can use the free Pingdom tool to evaluate speed reports.
Any tip you want to share, feel free to add your comment.