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.

GTMetrix Performance Report

Bottom Line

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.

 

 

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