Website performance audit

Aug 18, 2016
Website performance audit

Greetings! Let’s make some notes on what website performance audit is and why it is important.

You know what kind of websites every visitor loves — convenient, fast, well-built, smoothly working, visually appealing, the list could go on. And many sites really have a potential to be like that, and to work a great deal better than they actually do. What they need is a good investigation and optimization. Someone must help these sites unfold their wings, and we do it with pleasure! :)

That is why comprehensive Drupal website studies (or so-called website audits) are one of our areas of expertise. We recently wrote about the technical audit, SEO audit services, and code review that we do.

Now, it’s time to discuss our Drupal website performance audit, because performance is what particularly matters for providing a good user experience and, consequently, keeping your website’s visitors with you. Google also respects well-performing sites. So let’s take a closer look at the process that helps sites gain the respect of both users and search engines.

Website performance audit: checking, reporting and fixing it all for you

Of course, examining is not enough, and improvement is the key. So, after a thorough examination of your Drupal site, we provide you with the fullest report on every issue including optimization recommendations. And, of course, to completely relieve you from any extra work, bothers or hassle, we can bring all these recommendations to life for you.

So, first, our team checks what’s up with your Drupal website… and what’s down ;) Using up-to-date performance-analyzing tools, as well as our profound experience, we analyze every factor that contributes to your website’s response time. Also, we measure the size and rendering speed of each of your site’s components. We discover what is slowing your Drupal website down and preventing it from working at its best. These issues can be hidden in the code, in the modules, in the database, in the administrative interface, in the server and more. Often, by compressing, archiving, configuring, rewriting, enabling, or, on the contrary, completely getting rid of some unnecessary “bargain” we can significantly improve your website’s speed.

For example, you can get a performance boost by:

  • optimizing your images and the way they are loaded
  • compressing your HTML code
  • installing a special module for JS/CSS aggregation
  • configuring the right caching
  • enabling the CDN
  • getting useful modules such as the Fast 404, the Entity Cache, the Boost and more
  • disabling unnecessary modules (or rebuilding them) that take up too many resources or are not recommended for use on live Drupal sites.

These are just some examples — the list of possible performance optimization actions can go on, depending on the results of the study that we do for your website.

But one recommendation is common for all Drupal website owners — the sooner you contact Drudesk, the sooner your site will gain its full speed. Get your website performance audit now and let your site fly!

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