CFirst we will perform an in-depth analysis of the performance of your website and give you a complete review with recommendations of what is needed to improve its performance. Our optimization team will then proceed to make the necessary changes to achieve optimal performance with proven results that will get you the minimum load time and maximum performance speed. This will greatly increase your ranking with the search engines.

Many SEO companies have praised us for the performance of our optimized sites.

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Which Optimization Package is right for you?

Website Optimization PACKAGESPremium $1000 per siteStandard $600 per siteHourly $30/hour per site
Development Environments Integrations Setup
Git/Bitbucket workflow & staging website creation/management
Gtmetrix Initial and Final Reports
We will run initial and final reports through Gtmetrix and share the before and after results
Pingdom Initial and Final Reports
Initial and the final reports through pingdomtools and share the before and after results.
Minimum Site Grade Guaranteed
We will guarantee a minimum site grade after the fixes depending on the packages.
Grade AGrade BGrade A
Use cookie-free domains
When the browser requests a static image and sends cookies with the request, the server ignores the cookies. These cookies are unnecessary network traffic. To work around this problem, we will make sure that static components are requested with cookie-free requests by creating a subdomain and hosting them there.
Add Expires headers
Web pages are becoming increasingly complex with more scripts, style sheets, images, and Flash on them. A first-time visit to a page may require several HTTP requests to load all the components. By using Expires headers these components become cacheable, which avoids unnecessary HTTP requests on subsequent page views. Expires headers are most often associated with images, but they can and should be used on all page components including scripts, style sheets, and Flash.
Make fewer HTTP requests
Decreasing the number of components on a page reduces the number of HTTP requests required to render the page, resulting in faster page loads. Some ways to reduce the number of components include: combine files, combine multiple scripts into one script, combine multiple CSS files into one style sheet, and use CSS Sprites and image maps.
Reduce DNS lookups
The Domain Name System (DNS) maps hostnames to IP addresses, just like phonebooks map people's names to their phone numbers. When you type URL www.yahoo.com into the browser, the browser contacts a DNS resolver that returns the server's IP address. DNS has a cost; typically it takes 20 to 120 milliseconds for it to look up the IP address for a hostname. The browser cannot download anything from the host until the lookup completes.
Put JavaScript at bottom
JavaScript scripts block parallel downloads; that is, when a script is downloading, the browser will not start any other downloads. To help the page load faster, move scripts to the bottom of the page if they are deferrable.
Reduce the number of DOM elements
A complex page means more bytes to download, and it also means slower DOM access in JavaScript. Reduce the number of DOM elements on the page to improve performance.
Combine images using CSS sprites
Combining images into as few files as possible using CSS sprites reduces the number of round-trips and delays in downloading other resources, reduces request overhead, and can reduce the total number of bytes downloaded by a web page.
Leverage browser caching
Page load times can be significantly improved by asking visitors to save and reuse the files included in your website.
• Reduces page load times for repeat visitors
• Particularly effective on websites where users regularly re-visit the same areas of the website
• Benefit-cost ratio: high
• Access needed
Defer parsing of JavaScript In order to load a page, the browser must parse the contents of all <script> tags, which adds additional time to the page load. By minimizing the amount of JavaScript needed to render the page, and deferring parsing of unneeded JavaScript until it needs to be executed, you can reduce the initial load time of your page.
More Elements
Avoid CSS @import
• Optimize images
• Specify image dimensions
• Specify a cache validator
• Minify JavaScript
• Minify HTML
• Minify CSS
• Specify a character set early
• Remove query strings from static resources
• Avoid bad requests
• Avoid landing page redirects
• Enable gzip compression
• Enable Keep-Alive
• Inline small CSS
• Inline small JavaScript
• Minimize redirects
• Minimize request size
• Optimize the order of styles and scripts
• Put CSS in the document head
• Serve resources from a consistent URL
• Serve scaled images
• Prefer asynchronous resources
• Avoid a character set in the meta tag
• Specify a Vary: Accept-Encoding header
For the Yslow
• Add Expires headers
• Minify JavaScript and CSS
• Compress components with gzip
• Avoid URL redirects
• Make AJAX cacheable
• Remove duplicate JavaScript and CSS
• Avoid AlphaImageLoader filter
• Avoid HTTP 404 (Not Found) error
• Reduce the number of DOM elements
• Use GET for AJAX requests
• Avoid CSS expressions
• Reduce DNS lookups
• Reduce cookie size
• Make favicon small and cacheable
• Configure entity tags (ETags)
• Make JavaScript and CSS externa
CDN Implementation

CFirst Host WooCommerce Optimization

CFirst Host website optimization is all about improving your user experience so that people will be more likely to stay on your website. The first and most important step for SEO is to analyze your website to determine what changes, if necessary, should be made. This process includes assessing the site navigation, context, and overall cosmetics of the website.

Many businesses try to optimize their user experience by completely redesigning their website as in many cases a poorly designed website may cause performance issues. But sometimes a few fixes are all that is needed to get the results you are looking for.

PHP Versions for Website Performance Optimization

In order for CFirstHost to optimize for performance, websites need to be on PHP 7.2 or greater before optimization can begin. Your webmaster can look into upgrading if your site is running PHP versions less than 7.2. Our programming team can also quote you on this. It is important that all plugins are updated and WordPress must be at the latest versions. Our programming team can also assist with this.

Testing Sites for Website Performance Optimization

If you’ve used several test sites, you may wonder why the results are sometimes different.

GTmetrix, Pingdom Tools and WebPageTest offer multiple test locations in order analyze what best represents the performance, best practices and load time of your website.

The test location closest to your target audience will provide the most accurate representation of the load time your visitors experience when they visit your site.

It is important to choose the testing tool that has the closest test location to your audience.

Google PageSpeed Insights does not give you the option to choose where the tests are performed from as it does not measure site load time. It only looks to see if your site is following their specific rules.

Understanding the process of what each test site measures is very important before relying on them for any sort of data or results.

So, which test site should I use?

There are specific factors to look for depending on each specific case. The use cases for each tool can be broken down into the following categories:

Quick Checks: GTmetrix, Pingdom Tools, and PageSpeed Insights
Consistency/Historical Tracking: GTmetrix and WebPagetest
In-depth Analysis: GTmetrix and WebPagetest
SEO Check: PageSpeed Insights, GTmetrix, and Pingdom Tools
Mobile Devices: WebPagetest, GTmetrix, and PageSpeed Insights
Location Dependent: WebPagetest, GTmetrix, and Pingdom Tools
Advanced Options: WebPagetest and GTmetrix

We will optimize for the test site you choose and focus on those test results. Over and Over again clients choose GTmetrix.

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