Webmasters, web designers and web developers tend to build websites that can perform at great speed. We have been hearing a lot lately that factors Google consider in giving page rank to websites also include the website page speed. That is the speed a website responds and opens its pages to users. The ability of a website to serve data quickly to user. Greater speed, good page rank and happy visitors. Now the factors that determine the page speed or website speed not only include the design elements and website structure but it also include your web hosting provider efficiency. That is your server’s strength. Buy a web hosting and you will know that this is a whole new game you should understand to maintain your online presence. There are shared servers, virtual private servers and private servers. RAM issues, memory issues, connections and CPU cycles issues and lot more… We are not going to recommend you another great web hosting provider. But we are going to recommend you a method that can increase your website/web page speed almost double. And you do not have to change the web host either.
Does your Internet Explorer 8 or IE9 starts slow? You can fix slow startup of Internet Explorer. First we will have to find the cause of slow internet explorer startup. Possible cuases can be:
- Add-ons installed in IE.
- Toolbars installed in IE.
- Security software installed.
When we install different software, they install their toolbar for internet explorer. Many software even Yahoo Messenger will install Yahoo Toolbar in IE. If a messenger can install toolbar then imagine how many software out there would be glad to stick their toolbar into your IE. Being in hurry we usually don’t notice and keep clicking next button without customizing installation. IE has Add-ons support but many add-ons can also cause in slow IE performance. Security software (e.g. Spybot Search and Destroy and other AntiViruses) can also interfere IE startup by checking different services. So what is the solution?
Slow logoff from windows account is a common problem everybody encounters, right? When any software driver or application opens a registry handle but does not close it efficiently during logoff the registry gets stuck. You can get rid of this problem easily using User Profile Hive Cleanup Service (UPHClean) which ensures that the user sessions are completely terminated when a user logs off. UPHClean monitors the logged off users that still have registry hives loaded. UPHClean releases all open handles that are still left open by applications and drivers during logoff process.
You can increase PC performance by forcing Windows to Unload DLLs from Memory. Windows Explorer caches DLLs (Dynamic-Link Libraries) in memory for a period of time after the application using them has been closed. This can be an inefficient use of memory on low memory systems, and may cause problems or delays for programmers developing with Windows DLL files. Using following method you can force Windows to unload DLLs from memory to free some more system resources.
Open your registry and find the key
Want to speed up browsing experience a bit more? Here is a solution for increasing internet speed by changing your DNS settings. Domain Name System (DNS) is the process of inter-converting machine addresses into human friendly addresses i.e., IP addresses into domain names and vice versa. DNS is an essential part of internet and network. The servers that resolve the DNS process are called DNS Servers. DNS Server’s speed directly affects the browsing speed if we are using the internet. Usually we use the DNS Servers given by our ISPs which are usually slow to respond. OpenDNS was one service which was offering free DNS Service to anyone using the internet. Now Google has also started the public DNS service which must be reliable and secure. I have been using the service for a while now and I feel pretty satisfied about its speed. Following method will speed up your internet speed.
How come we use Firefox 24/7 and yet we do not care to clean it up for maximum speed it can reveal? You might have noticed that Firefox tends to freeze sometimes. To maximize Firefox speed, we have to play with Firefox settings and tweaks Firefox a little bit. We will clear Error console, Vacuum its database, clear cache, set history storage level to a lower limit, increase browser requests number to access a website and some more….to achieve best performance of Firefox browser.
If you browse a lot using Firefox, then you might have noticed that sometimes it behaves jerkily. While you open tabs, there comes a state or time when it tends to hang/stuck for a while (like trying to decide something). Everything freezes for some moment and then comes to life again. Its weird but it almost feels like it.