Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Factors That Make Your Website Working Well Under Stress


People often wonder about the fast approaching deadline that can be usually achieved under more stress. But the fact is, stress makes it difficult to focus upon the task which is being performed. And hence, no one can achieve the quality target under the pressure, but can meet the time limit. Meeting the deadline is not our only aim, but achieving the quality should be the primary concern.

In the same scenario, business owners or entrepreneurs must focus on the website that works well under pressure. Website maintenance takes a lot of time and cost and one must ensure about its performance under stress also. Load and stress performance testing must be tested on a regular basis.

Here are some activities that can help you ensure that your website perform well under stressful conditions:
  1. Measure the effectiveness: First and foremost step is to establish a baseline for the effectiveness of the website after the modifications that have to be made. You can also take the help of some tools like speed test tool or page load test tools and also the uploading and downloading internet speeds.
  2. Reduce the Page load time with images: Reducing the resolution of images or compressing images will help you get better loading time. Images with better resolution may take more time as compared to compressed images. Reduced file size gives the better uploading speed.
  3. Always use Tag Manager: Most site owners integrate third-party applications for a better user experience and hence leads to the worst performance sometimes. The more relevancy sometimes leads to the worst performance. To improve the performance, these types of applications use tags to provide feedback for social media campaigns and internet advertising. A tag manger works like a traffic cop which reduces the page load time where tags are already installed. It is recommended that always use a tag manager for better speeds as slow pages are not good for business and better user experience.
  4. Enable Cache: Caching saves lots of downloading time and hence enable caching wherever you can. You can enable caching in the browser, at server side and also at network level with the help of content delivery network provider. The Thounb Rule: 80% of customer response time is spent in installing the components of a web page; reducing the distance to deliver a web page between the customer and the unique content can reduce web page loading time.
  5. Implementing Content Delivery Network (CDN): Implementing CDN lowers the bandwidth utilization and improves the latency issues. It is helpful in some cases where you have lots of static content and you want to reduce the content delivery time.
  6. Website Testing: Properly perform the system testing and identify the failure points within the application before your customers. Discover all small preventable faults on your web application before they become any major stability problem for customers during the revenue season.
  7. Optimizing Database Queries: Since web pages are generated dynamically from the online database directory stored on the website in most eCommerce online stores, it is recommended to optimize the database queries so as to give instant results and to reduce access time for long queries.
  8. Identify the Broken Links: “Page not Found Error” is not a good impression for any user as it leads to the lost of queries and hence it may take user away from our website to a competitor’s site. Using free tools like Broken Link Checker can help you to scan your website for broken links and reduce the 404 errors.
Hope these factors will help your website with no loss of customers during your peak revenue season. Not only these, other factors like your website design and easy navigation is also helpful for a better user experience.

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