Joomla Performance & Speed

joomla performance

Yes, with a little bit of work you can achieve performance scores of 100% in tools like Pingdom Tools, GT-Metrix or Pagespeed. The result to the left is actually this site, feel free to verify the test here.

Of course it all starts with ultrafast hosting (I recommend Siteground), but there are many actions you can take, from simply switching on the options in Joomla to advanced tweaking of your server and .htaccess files, but there are also very nice extensions that can greatly enhance performance, making your site ultrafast.

Test website performance

Test website performance

Before optimizing, make sure you test your current website performance with a tool like Pagespeed.

Joomla web hosting

Joomla web hosting

Webhosting is the pillar of your website. Choosing the right host can save you many headaches

Limit Joomla extensions

Limit Joomla extensions

Many sites are slow because they use too many frontend extensions like sliders and galleries.

Joomla cache

Joomla cache

Caching offers users a stored view of a web page so that it doesn't have to be pulled from the database

Leverage browser caching

Leverage browser caching

Leverage browser caching is one of the easiest methods to gain a big performance increase for a site

Activate G-zip

Activate G-zip

If you switch on Gzip, all pages are zipped on the server before they are sent to the browser

Reduce image size

Reduce image size

When your website uses many images, it is important that they are optimized and as light as possible

Optimize CSS and Javascript

Optimize CSS and Javascript

Some Joomla templates can be heavy because they use many CSS and Javascript files

Joomla CDN (Content Delivery Network)

Joomla CDN (Content Delivery Network)

A CDN is a network of servers around the world to offer resources to users from their nearest location

Optimize for mobile devices

Optimize for mobile devices

Especially with many users viewing your site on mobile, make sure it loads fast on those devices too

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Joomlaseo.com is fully built and written by Simon Kloostra, SEO Specialist and Webdesigner from the Netherlands. I have also published a book and blogs for companies like OStraining, TemplateMonster, SEMrush and others.