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TOPIC: How do you speed up your Joomla site?

How do you speed up your Joomla site? 2 years 9 months ago #29486

  • Serkan BOZACI
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Hi there;

I see that www.compojoom.com is faster than all my sites.

How does compojoom team or any of forum friends speed up your joomla site? I want to do it too :)

Thanks for answers...

How do you speed up your Joomla site? 2 years 9 months ago #29552

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1. A quality hosting provider. I hear good things about Linode and Digital Ocean. Shared hosting works okay and is great for newbies, however is not for speedy high end sites.

2. Optimize the number of extensions you use. Remove extensions that you do not use, or at least disable them. Some projects need a lot, so do your best to find extensions that perform more than one thing. This can be a bit of a chore if you're meticulous like me.

3. Light weight templates that run less JavaScript help give a performance boost.

4. Use font icons and image spites to load less image files which will reduce the number of DOM objects loaded and optimize how they are processed.

5. Consider a plugin that compresses JS/CSS/HTML. JCH optimize is a good choice. Be mindful that it requires you to figure out what works for you. Testing and playing around with it is needed to get a result that does not mess with the display/functionality. In some cases this plugin can slow a site down depending on what is being loaded. Test when enabled/disabled to see speed difference.

How do you speed up your Joomla site? 2 years 9 months ago #29578

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Well. This is a complex subject.
For starters - good hosting! I had the same issue in the past. I was comparing our site with another one and I had optimized our frontpage to have just 30 requests (before that we had 100) and I was still nowhere need the speed of that other site.
At the end I ended up changing the hosting provider and as you see now - our page is fast. our css, js are not compressed, but still the page is fast. I've used JCH and I've used cloudflare, but I wasn't happy with the result, so they are currently turned off.
Our site is hosted with siteground and I'm really happy with them for the moment And I recommend them (the link is an affiliate if you decide to go with them :))

Cheers,
Daniel

How do you speed up your Joomla site? 2 years 9 months ago #29581

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How about gzip compression, caching and some .htaccass trics?
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