Preparing Your Website For Traffic Spikes
As your brand grows you’ll need to prepare for high volumes of traffic, or your site could crash!
Holiday sales, viral videos and online promotion are all reasons why your website’s traffic could suddenly skyrocket. It is the dream of every webmaster to create a site that millions flock to, but could your website handle the traffic if it hit the big time?
With a few precautionary steps you can ensure that your website is equipped to handle large amounts of traffic at any given time. Midphase provides the information and the tools needed to keep your site up and running even under the toughest conditions. Here’s what your site needs to run at optimum performance:
Quick Loading Pages
Consumers expect your website to load in less than three seconds, and if on an average day your website loads that quickly you are a step ahead. By making sure that your site is fully equipped to load quickly your server will likely perform better when it is really under pressure.
For some quick and easy tips on how to make sure that your website is running at top speed, visit this blog post from Midphase. It is also important to understand the limitations of your current web hosting package, as it may be time for an upgrade if your website has seen consistent growth.
There are many tips and tricks that can help you optimize your site for maximum speeds. For a complete list you might want to take a look at this list from Google. This provides advice on how to minify, condense, and customize your site to be as small in filesize as possible with fewer requests to and from your server.
Without diving into all of the specifics, it is worth spending some time learning more about your website, and how from a development side you can help speed up your loading times. Be aware that it might get a little technical, but this can all be resolved by spending a few hours researching your options. A great place to start is our knowledge base, where all of our greatest minds submit helpful guides to make your web hosting experience as simple and worry-free as possible.
Be sure that you are taking advantage of our partnership with CloudFlare for your website. CloudFlare acts as a buffer between you and your traffic to help you ensure that your information reaches viewers, no matter how many visitors there are at any given time. CloudFlare has the tools you need to be sure that a sudden increase in traffic won’t prevent users from accessing your content.
Not only will CloudFlare boost your speeds and manage your traffic flow, but they will also provide additional security to keep your site visitors safe. CloudFlare will keep additional copies of your website to feed through the web in the event that your website is damaged, lost or overwhelmed. No matter what troubles you may encounter as a website owner, CloudFlare will help you minimize the damage to your reputation and keep your site up and running.
To learn more about how you can keep your website available no matter what comes your way visit Midphase.com