The first step towards making your website have a faster response time is to minimize the number of http requests made to your site. Each element on a page has to send its own http request, waiting for all these requests to go through makes the page lag longer as the various elements are displayed on your screen. To reduce this delay, you have to cut down on the number of http requests made by your website. Remove all extra elements from a website to optimize its performance.
Users that want to access a website depend on the speed of a Domain Name Server. Opting for a faster provider will ensure that users who look up the site online do not have to sit through a lengthy wait period. Anything measuring 200 milliseconds and below is considered standard, while anything above that will be regarded as a relatively slow server. By testing your DNS connection speed, you can adjust accordingly and find a faster server if the one you are using posts anything higher than 200 milliseconds.
Optimizing a website is tied to how much you have budgeted for the task. While shared hosting is the cheapest option on the table, it sucks when handling a huge traffic volume. When using a shared host, there is a limitation on the number of people who can access a site simultaneously. Other sites that you share the server with have their fair share of traffic to contribute, this generally affects the efficiency of your website.
VPS hosting offers a different approach to sharing with each user having allocated resources at his disposal. While resources are allocated as opposed to the shared set up, it is still relatively slow. To get the most out of a website, use a dedicated server to handle large volumes of traffic. Users will enjoy a smoother experience accessing your website with minimal lag through this arrangement.