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How To Reduce Spikes On Dedicated Servers?

Tips to Reduce Spikes on Dedicated Server

dedicated-server-spikesOne of the critical factors in the success of your website is the availability of dedicated web server hosting. Since most web hosting providers already offer 99% of uptime, it is webmasters and customers responsibility to optimize the site properly so that the dedicated servers are not overloaded unnecessarily.

The “server load” may happen if large images, many JavaScript files, CSS files are poorly organized. These situations can cause server overload and damage the user who visits your website with longer loading times.

If you follow the following tips, it can help you to optimize the performance mode of the pages to load faster for better browsing experience.

Compress your files in JavaScript and CSS

After developing your website uses a file compressor JavaScript as JavaScript Compressor. What it does is remove all the blanks significantly that is reducing the weight of JS file and allowing faster loading. In the case of style files (CSS) could do the same through the tool
CSS Compressor.

Move your JavaScript files to the bottom of the page

Although you can not do this always, it is good practice to do whenever possible. When a page loads into the browser to server applications typically are high because you must load the HTML file, images, CSS, etc.. Move files from JavaScript to the bottom, they are not always needed in the initial charge, the first load is necessary for the page view, leaving the end of the scripts will increase the speed of loading and improve the user experience.

Use CSS Sprites

This technique is based on the use of only one big image in your CSS contains all the images used, eg background images, bullets, etc., and then placing it through the CSS. This way your file styles only loads a large image, instead of loading several times the single image. Fewer requests to the server, the faster will be delivered.


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