Did you know that web pages that load in 5 five seconds (compared to those that load in 19) have 70% longer average visitor sessions? Think about it your client is excited to find out about your products or services clicks on your website link and waits and waits so eventually they move on.
Now there are many ways to improve your page speed here are a few.
- Website Code optimization
- Using smaller image files
- Linking videos with Youtube instead of your page
- Removing plugins that use vast amounts of system resources
But have you ever given any thought to the hard-ware that your website is running on? An average SSD drive or Solid State Disk drive can perform (read and write data) between 5 – 20 times faster than your traditional hard-drive. So where your traditional hard-drive can read/write data at about 80-160 Mbps a solid-state disk drive can perform at phenomenal speeds of between 200-550 Mbps.
So what does this have to do with your website? Did you know that most hosting provider’s entry-level packages currently only use traditional hard-drives which would mean your current website could be affected?
How do I check my page speed?
There are a number of great ways to check the speed of your website. WordPress also has a wide number of plugins that do this. We suggest using Google Page Speed insights as it is from google. If you need any help understanding the results contact us at Neptune Design.
Switching from Hard-Drive to SSD
The process of switching from Hard-drive’s to SSD hosting is relatively simple, you will need to find a hosting company that uses SSD drives for storage, fortunately, all Neptune Design hosting plans come with SSD drive storage as standard. If you are currently using a different hosting provider the process and migrating your emails and website over to Neptune Design is a simple straight forward one and will be handled by our knowledgeable hosting experts.
In business, anything that can give you a competitive edge over your peers is always welcome. Having a faster page load speed could lead to more website conversions and leads. Investing in the SSD platform for your website is definitely a great move.