How to Decrease the Loading Time of Your Blog- DIY

by Shubham on April 10, 2010

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.

Reduce the size of your Sliced Images-

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-

Minify is a tool to compress multiple JavaScript and CSS. It removes comments and unnecessary space and comments from the CSS and JavaScript. It also provide GZ encoding and optimal client-side cache headers. You can have a look at how minify works.

Before before_wp_minify
After after_wp_minify

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.

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    avatar SmashinGeeks April 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Minify, first time heard about minify, thanks for sharing.
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    avatar Turtle Beach X41 January 19, 2011 at 7:40 am

    This is the first time I have heard of Minify as well, it looks very interesting I cant wait to try it out


    avatar Bimal Roy April 13, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing the ideas friend.
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    avatar techno-Pulse April 14, 2010 at 12:38 am

    In 2010 Google is going to rank the web-pages based on speed. Your tips are definitely going to help bloggers/site owners.
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    avatar iWoodpecker April 14, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Is there any chance that WP Optimize can crash your blog’s DB?
    .-= iWoodpecker´s last blog ..Acceptable Page Load Time: You Have 7 Seconds =-.


    avatar Shubham April 14, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I am using it for a long time on my 4 blogs…It never crashed… 😉


    avatar blinkky April 14, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    For me, I’m trying to reduce the size of the images on my blog =)


    avatar Pubudu Kodikara April 15, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Nice post mate! Recently google have started to use site speed to rank web sites on their search! So i think the site speed have become even more critical!
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    avatar tricks tips April 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    wat about wp-cache plugin ?? whether it work fine..

    Having a good themes like thesis is the best one decrease the load time and also avoid unwanted widget, flash content
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    avatar Apple iMac Lover April 25, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    any chance of a Minify walkthru??


    avatar Anish K.S April 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Google also considering speed as page rank factor.
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    avatar Arafat Hossain Piyada May 3, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    You can also add – Use static images and scripts as bottom as possible. Thanks for sharing thise speedy idea.
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    avatar Robin May 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    hmm.. its really a cool post. i am using minify and its a must have one too.

    + the DIY product looks so cool and well customized here 🙂 Cheers Bro !
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    avatar Lakhyajyoti May 5, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Nice post.It is so important to get a high page rank.Thanks for sharing.
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    avatar Alphabetix May 8, 2010 at 2:29 am

    I can’t say enough about making sure your images aren’t too big. Loading a large image and choosing to size it smaller is just silly. Load a smaller image to begin with.
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    avatar Srivathsan G.K May 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Interesting stuff 🙂 You share great content dude, keep rocking !
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    avatar DEN August 31, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Yeah fast loading is now absolute need for blogs today
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    avatar Tek3D September 13, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Using CDN services is also a good suggestion.
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    avatar Rafay Baloch October 20, 2010 at 1:10 am

    The post is great but I think you should also write to decrease load time for other platforms


    avatar vicky November 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    yes i agree with you.
    have all the images optimised for the web. and that works wonders.


    avatar Sumon November 6, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    This is really a great help for all Bloggers. Thanks for share us !
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    avatar Mayur November 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    This is very useful post, also reducing flash animations or other audio video media files can help reduce the page load time. And if you are using Wordpress then there is a Cache plugin that can decrease page load time.
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    avatar Business Card Designs November 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    that’s some very good tips… 🙂 Implemented them.. It shows 2sec in the Google webmasters…
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    avatar AppSmarty November 24, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I used the mozilla firefox plugin, Firebug, with the Google’s official page load speed plugin for analysing site speed and it’s pretty good! Tells you a lot of what you included here (though some of it I dont think it would tell you) and it’s freeeeeeeeeeeeee 🙂
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    avatar Debt December 1, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    You also can using Wordpress and W3 Total Cache and CDN service to reduce load time to two or just three seconds.


    avatar Umair December 18, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Load time is very very important. Visitors will run away as soon as they find the web page taking too long. It is good to speed up things for better user experience. Thanks for the informative tips.
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    avatar Webneo December 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Those are quite nice ways of reducing load time for a blog. Thanks for the tips
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    avatar bob January 15, 2011 at 1:39 am

    That’s a great post, I’ll just add that W3 total cache is now better than super cache, has more options and check options compatibility before using it. So you have absolutly no risks caching your site.
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    avatar Techie Salsan January 24, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    You are right. By doing caching of the content, GZip compress, reducing of dns lookups and slicing of images really we can improve the speed of our blog. These are i used to follow on my blog.


    avatar Dilbag Koundal April 7, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Thanks for sharing.. nice post 🙂


    avatar Techlinking May 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    If you use Wordpress, you should install the plugin WP-optimize. It will help you optimize the database and make your website load faster 🙂


    avatar best android apps June 19, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    This is very useful post, also reducing flash animations or other audio video media files can help reduce the page load time.


    avatar TechSkyer July 3, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Nice post mate! Recently google have started to use site speed to rank web sites on their search! So i think the site speed have become even more critical!


    avatar Sagar I TechNetSavvy September 18, 2011 at 10:05 am

    These are some really good tips Shubham, page-speed plays a vital role in SERPS. I came across your blog yesterday, when I received your comment, liked the design and I’m exploring. Good to see this blog back 😉


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