Think fast – does your website run too slow?
- Your site might be bogged down with numerous third-party plug-ins, application code snippets or SaaS tags that tend to increase page load times.
- You could be experiencing cloud issues. The editors at Mashable.com say that “if you're using a content-delivery network (CDN), your site can slow to a crawl if your service provider is having issues.”
- Shared hosting plans could also be the culprit. When traffic is high and the server doesn’t have the necessary memory and CPU bandwidth to support multiple sites, load times can be slower than normal.
- If you use a database on your site, there could be any number of configurable parameters that could be changed to reduce resource constraints.
- Large images or images that haven’t been optimized for the web can also put a major drag on load times.
These are, of course, just a few reasons that a site could be running slow. Bad coding could also be part of the problem, as could the overall architecture and design. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that regardless if your load time is 8 seconds or 2 seconds, the longer the loading, the lower the conversion rate.
And because your time is just as valuable as your customers’ time, it might be worthwhile to reach out to an eCommerce provider like NetSphere Strategies to give you an assessment of your site’s functionality and speed. To learn more about the services we provide, head to our website. To get a free assessment, fill out the form on the bottom right-hand side of the landing page, and we’ll be sure to get you back to where you need to be in the online race – out in front.