Images on your website can often be one of the largest factors that will slow down the loading times on your site. With the help of image optimization you can speed up your website, enjoy better conversion rates as well as higher search engine results. If you simply upload videos to your WordPress site or company website, here are some strategies that you could use to properly optimize your images for faster loading.
The WP Smush extension: if you run a WordPress website this extension is one of the easiest ways that you can compress many types of image files. The plug-in works by taking away some of the metadata from popular image files and compressing them before they are uploaded to your site. You can change some of the settings in this extension to ensure the automated techniques for compression are suitable for the images you are posting.
Hammy: Hammy can create several different images which will be optimized for various platforms. Rather than getting just one compressed image this adaptive design tool will help you to create several different sized images which are scalable for tablet devices, smart phones as well as desktop display. This can help to make sure that your website loads fast on almost any platform.
Lazy Load: lazy load is a plug-in that can be used to improve server bandwidth with its default settings. It is one of the easiest programs to use and the plugin has won multiple awards.
DotcomMonitor: This is a suite of SaaS tools that allows you to test and monitor your performance that could be caused by images that are too large.
GIMP: this free image editing software is a great way that you can edit and compress images for your website. Opening original file and then create parameters for compression using the quality slider or the resize button. Adjust the image quality as you see fit and upload the file in a format that would generally be much smaller than the original file after compression. You can also learn more about image hosting and how much it can affect the speed of your website on WebHostingProf.com (visit their site).
Consider any of these excellent tools for compressing images to improve website performance.
Load testing refers to the process of testing the responsiveness of a facility after placing a task. There are many reasons why people undertake the activity. One of the main reason why people have done so, is to determine if the facility is reliable or not. Soft wares which respond faster tend to be reliable than those that do not do so at a more rapid rate.
The entire activity is carried out by placing very demanding tasks. By so doing the facility will be pushed to its maximum thus, the users will be in a better position of knowing excellent service that can be rendered by the product. The exercise will also enable one to know how the facility will work under normal and peak time. This is very beneficial since users will be known in advance what to expect from a machine or software (such as Load-View).
Stress testing has also been used by a number of people to determine the quality of service that can be received from a platform when in various conditions. Some IT infrastructure tends to behave differently when in a particular situation. By exercising stress testing, one will be able to manipulate the facility so as to offer the best service to the user.
There is a broad range of factors that determine the quality of service being offered by a platform. One of the main thing that has been compromising the quality of service being provided by software is the number of people using the platform at a given moment.
In cases where there are many users that the maximum number recommended the commodity will offer low-quality service to all the users using the platform. One of the inefficiencies that may be faced is low processing speed. IN case you experience such issue you will waste a lot of time since one will need to stay for a long period for just a simple thing to be processed.
Concurrent user testing has been used by many professionals to determine the number of people who can use some platforms well without compromising the utility being offered by the platform. The users should be within the limits recommended every time the facility is in use. This is also important since it will not compromise the shelf life of the commodity in any way
Load testing is a software-testing technique to determine the work-ability of an application or system when subjected to extreme and normal expected load conditions. Load testing is done under special types of conditions to differentiate between two systems. This procedure is intended to test the non-functional requests of an application. It is referred to as endurance or longevity testing.
In the development system procedure, the term load testing is used interchangeably with volume testing, performance testing, and reliability testing. However, it is considered as performance testing. A component or a system is subjected to varying load condition, often beyond normal bounds, to determine system behavior during peak times. This process denotes stress testing.
Load testing is applied in the following cases:
• Testing email server for traffic-capacity handling.
• Testing hard disk capacity specifications to read and write
• Testing e-commerce website’s shopping-cart capacity.
This process is used in testing the amount of load system can endure. The criteria for success in this process is based on the conclusion of test cases within the allocated time-frame without errors. Both performance and load testing are used in system paralytics when a system subjected to numerous amounts of load and testing its performance under various load conditions (check out this reference for more information).
Performance testing is the most common task used to test web service. However, the term is not so confusing as its application terminology. Performance testing is simulating a load and testing how the environment handles it. For the above definition, it does not mean that we are testing the system functionality at different loads. It does not have to be automated, structured, or created when you refresh your web browser every time.
Load testing is also the process of subjecting a server, peripheral, computer, application or network to a work environment that exceeds or approach its specified limits. This process is done under special conditions to measure the work-ability of a system under different conditions. This depicts the ability pf the system to handle many intended user requests in the market.
Load testing has two important ways. Longevity testing, also endurance testing, measures the application’s ability to handle moderate, constant workload over time. Volume testing, on another hand, has the system subjected ti excessive workload for some time. These approaches enable the developer pinpoint bugs, bottlenecks, and fundamental limitations.
Modern Computers are becoming more and more reliable, but that doesn't mean they're perfect by any means. Computer components can still fail unexpectedly and that is something no one wants. You don't want your computer to give up the ghost while you are in the midst of writing a report or doing a major presentation. It doesn't matter how great your machine is supposed to be, if it isn't reliable, for all intents and purposes, it's completely worthless. Is there any way to test the reliability of a computer? Of course, there is. You can run a load test or as some call it, a stress test. There are several kinds of load testing and stress testing software programs available to use and many of them are free. You should use this software whenever you buy or build a new computer, swap out a major component, or overclock a piece of hardware.
Stress testing can also identify if your computer needs additional cooling. Overheating is probably one of the most common problems with computers today. Overheating can also cause all sorts of problems. It can make your CPU run unreliably and even freeze up. Graphics card overloads are also a symptom of overheating. If your video performance freezes or seizes up, it's probably overheating. Theses things are why we want to do stress testing and load testing. If a component becomes unstable or crashes, we want to know as soon as possible because it's best to discover this while the system or component is still under warranty.
Your central processing unit or CPU, the graphic processing unit or GPU, and your random access memory or RAM are the major system components you really need to worry about stress-testing. Remember this, many if not most computer systems also have their GPU as a component of the CPU. The on board graphics are generally just average and as a rule wholly inadequate for serious gamers. However, you can over ride the Graphics on the CPU by installing a separate graphics card in an extra motherboard card port. Another bonus of stress testing the graphics processor is that it can sometimes point out that your power supply is too weak for the system; it may even cause an underpowered power supply to completely fail.
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Modern Computers are becoming more and more reliable, but that doesn't mean they're perfect by any means.
Computer components can still fail unexpectedly and that is something no one wants. You don't want your computer to give up the ghost while you are in the midst of writing a report or doing a major presentation