Another way to make sites load faster - Plesk Speed Kit extensionAnother way to make sites load faster - Plesk Speed Kit extension
Felix from Baqend - minds behind the Plesk Speed Kit extension, talk about the importance of page load times, why they can cost money and a simple solution.




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Toolkit Plesk Premium Email Plesk Email Security Feature Packs Business & Collaboration WordPress Pack Hosting Pack Power Pack Language Pack Featured Extension Extension Pricing Extensions Help center More Careers Events Webinars Plesk University Blog Plesk Partner Program Contact Us FREE TRIAL Another way to make sites load faster By Felix Gessert July 24, 2018 Product and technology 2 Minutes Web performance is critical for business success. Because users simply leave a page when loading takes too long. Although conversion rates, user satisfaction, and more pivotal measures suffer from slow page loads, even modern websites feel sluggish. Because lost time means lost users Cognitive science suggests people start losing focus after just one second. Above that one-second threshold, users divert their attention elsewhere. Maybe some will be patient and wait for your page to load. However, the overwhelming majority will abandon their tasks. Ilya Grigorik, “High performance browser networking“ (2013) How fast does your website feel? Before you start optimizing your page loads, you first need to measure how fast they actually are. Typical web performance metrics relate to the Time To First Byte (TTFB), DomContentLoaded, or other technical aspects of the page load. While those measurements help your engineers to perform diagnostics or low-level optimizations, they don’t tell you how fast your website feels to customers. Because user-perceived performance depends on when the first relevant content is displayed. Or when the user can start interacting with the page. The time until the First Meaningful Paint (FMP) is a performance metric that aims to quantify this subjective part of user experience. Moreover, the FMP captures how long it takes for the first important page elements to appear. Like, the headline and text in a blog, or the search bar and product overview in an e-shop. 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