You’ll find all kinds of tricks, hacks and tips for speeding up your website, but if those apps or other approaches aren’t on the up and up, you could be penalized severely. The reality is that there are many reasons why your site and/or computer is slow, and you need to troubleshoot to find the real problem. Otherwise, it will likely only get worse and (worst case scenario) you’ll drive away viewers and customers.
For starters, make sure you have a solid in-memory database which can boost your speed and overall performance. Many times, it’s a simple upgrade that’s in order. Maybe you’ve outgrown your old needs, some of your technology is outdated and doesn’t play nicely with others, or you haven’t prioritized maintenance. Otherwise, here are a few other reasons slowness might be plaguing you: [Read more…]