Slow Website Case Study
I decided to run a case study to help my clients understand some of the complexities when a website is live and running. When a website is slow it is normally associated either with the bloated theme it is using, the CMS platform chosen, or overload on a shared web server service.
First of all, my recommendation is for you as the client to check that your web server that you have chosen is running at a fast speed. I did a test on a demo theme a client wanted and for testing purposes checked the server it was running on. That was great.
Step 1 : Test Web Server
See here for Themeforest demo server : Modus – Modern Furniture WooCommerce Theme
The response was Congratulations. Your website hosting server is exceptionally quick.
Step 2 : Check Performance of website itself
Here’s the catch. When testing a demo site like : http://demo.arrowpress.net/modus/home-granite/ using https://gtmetrix.com tool in this case, presented slow load page speed time effecting user experience when visiting the website. The supplier of this particular theme could only recommend a few workarounds such as using a number of third party software cache tools which in real terms had minimal effect. A number of web test tools are available to also try.
I recommend that any person wanting to do it themselves, perform as a minimum the tests as outlined in step 1 and 2 before making a final decision or contact me for advice on 0413 701 333.