Joomla is the second most popular CMS in the world. Moreover:
1) It’s available in 56 languages
2) It has more than 656,500 registered users
3) You can find 8588+ available extensions for Joomla sites
Before we start listing recommendations for improving Joomla, it should be noted that the methods are practically the same as those that were described for WordPress website. The only thing that always changes is specific services or plugins for CMS. This time, we picked 6 basic ways to improve Joomla performance.
Choice in favor of high-quality and reliable hosting will help you to avoid problems in the future with slow performance due to server load, lack of qualified technical support for both hosting and Joomla. Whatever steps you may take to improve it, getting a positive result without a reliable hosting is impossible. We recommend most popular hostings for Joomla: Bluehost, HostGator, Arvixe.
Images are an important part of the site, but their large size inevitably leads to a slowdown of the site. The minimum size of images allows you to reduce the weight of the page and speed up its loading. Here are some recommendations for optimizing images:
1) Never use large images in order to scale them using an HTML browser, as it still takes time to load them.
2) Always optimize images, for example, using Adobe Photoshop (it has a special function “Save for Web”) or any other online editor where you can reduce the size of the image without reducing its quality.
3) Do not add too many images to one page, it is better to divide them into several pages or make the page loadable.
Even if you only use Gzip compression of objects, of all the proposed ways to speed up the site, you’ll immediately see the positive changes in the website performance. To enable the feature, go to the Joomla personal account and do the following: choose System in the top menu => Global configuration => Server=> enable the Gzip Page Compression option by selecting Yes.
The caching system copies the entire page at the first download. When the user visits the page again, the copy will be opened immediately without the next downloading of images and files, thus reducing the download time. To make sure that you have the caching feature enabled on your site, do the following in the Joomla account: System=> Global Configuration=> System=> Cache setting, enable the “ON – Conservative caching” option, in the “Cache Time” “Select 30 minutes to store the file before it is updated.
Quite often people download plugins, test them for a while, then stop using them and forget to delete. This “load” increases the load time of the site, so check the list of all installed plugins and extensions on the site and delete those that you never use.
Last but not least important recommendation is to connect to the CDN. So you can avoid overloading the server during peak visits, speed up loading pages on the site and secure your resource. CDNvideo services for website acceleration are used by the largest online stores and news resources.
You can download plugin from the user manual in the personal account on our website. With this plugin you can connect to CDN as easy as saying “I want to improve my website performance.”
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