As many of you know, I am a full-time blogger, and knowing how to speed up your website loading times is an important skill to have in my business. In fact, even if you have a small hobby site or even a small business website, you can definitely benefit from this tutorial about how to speed up your website loading times. I will presume that you are using a WordPress website for this tutorial, however if you are using something else you will have to confirm that this will work for your particular website. We all no that there are plug-ins that we can install like WP Super Cache that can help your website loading times. However in this case I am going to use Cloudflare to speed up my WordPress websites.
Speed Up Your Website Loading Times for Free
Is Cloudflare free?
Yes Cloudflare has a free account. As you can see in the screenshot below I have added in four websites so far, and it is still free. I am so impressed with this service that I am starting to feel guilty about having it for free.
How does Cloudflare speed up your website?
CloudFlare protects and accelerates any website online. Once your website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through our intelligent global network. We automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance. We also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. The result: CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.
What else can you do to speed up your website loading times?
You can create fast loading graphics by optimizing your images. You can install a Cache plug-in to help serve pages quickly. You can install a minify plug-in to reduce script sizes. Here is a fantastic WordPress Optimization Bible. You can get fast WordPress website hosting.
What tools can I use to test my website loading speed?
There are many tools available to test out the speed of your website is pages.
In fact I found a fantastic article mentioning more details on how to speed up your website on DiTesco’s blog. Would do you like to speed up your website loading times for free?