Category Archives: Website Performance

configure HTTP Compression on ii 7

To configure compression You can perform this procedure by using the user interface (UI), by running Appcmd.exe commands in a command-line window, by editing configuration files directly, or by writing WMI scripts. User Interface To Use the UI Open IIS Manager and navigate to the level you want to manage. For information about opening IIS… Read More »


Automating Frontend Optimization

The front-end makes up 90% of a website’s performance bottleneck. There are proven techniques for addressing this bottleneck but they take time and effort to implement. There is also an on-going investment required to keep optimizations up to date with design changes and new browser releases. Fortunately, automated solutions can drastically reduce the time and… Read More »


Measuring Tablet Mobile Web Performance

Mobile Sites No Longer an Option As of today, Mobitest has 3 new agents: iPad 1, iPad 2 and the Motorola XOOM.These devices are currently only available from our lab in Ottawa, Canada.Tablets share similar hardware and software with smartphones, thus also sharing the lack of tools and the many performance concerns. However, while mobile… Read More »


Speed up your website with Apache Module – mod_pagespeed

What is mod_pagespeed? As we have already discussed in some of our previous posts, website performance is one the key factors that contribute to the success of your business. Slow websites have track record of turning away the visitors/potential customers to competition. For those who are running their show using Apache, mod_pagespeed is a very… Read More »


How to get repeat visitors to your site?

When you have a website online it is important for you to try and get new visitors to your site, but it’s also important to take care of the visitors that you actually already have. This is because you will want your existing visitors to keep returning to your site again and again. So, this… Read More »


Website Performance – What & how to prioritize?

In this session we will outline the most critical pieces to consider for performance enhancements and prioritize the same in 3 levels: First Level of Actions GZip / Compression (Enable HTTP compression) – you should plan to enable GZip compression “on-the-fly” thru .htaccess or PHP or thru a .Net Component in the front-end (ASP.NET code). Optimize… Read More »


How to reduce the # of HTTP requests / page load?

Major culprit that impacts the page performance for any website is the total # of HTTP requests that gets fired from the browser to the web server. So, exactly what results into the generation of HTTP requests is what we need to understand 1st and figure out a way to measure and investigate the areas that… Read More »


Facts about Website Performance

Research indicates that 80% of the end-users response time is spent on the front-end, remaining 20% includes all of database & other back-end activities such as web-services. There are numerous factors that contribute towards the end-users response time on the front-end: # of HTTP Requests Whether or not if the site is using CDN (Content… Read More »