Performance gains from web performance optimization: Case including the optimization of webpage resources in a comprehensive way

Juha Vihervaara, Pekka Loula, Tommi Tuominen

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    Abstract

    Web performance optimization tries to minimize the time in which web pages are downloaded and displayed on the web browser. It also means that the sizes of website resources are usually minimized. By optimizing their websites, organizations can verify the quality of response times on their websites. This increases visitor loyalty and user satisfaction. A fast website is also important for search engine optimization. Minimized resources also cut the energy consumption of the Internet. In spite of the importance of optimization, there has not been so much research work to find out how much the comprehensive optimization of a website can reduce load times and the sizes of web resources. This study presents the results related to an optimization work where all the resources of the website were optimized. The results obtained were very significant. The download size of the front page was reduced by a total of about 80 percent and the downloading time about 60 percent. The server can now handle more than three times as much concurrent users as earlier.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWEBIST 2016 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies
    Subtitle of host publicationRome; Italy; 23 April 2016 through 25 April 2016
    PublisherSCITEPRESS
    Pages188-193
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9789897581861
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WEB INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WEB INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES
    Period1/01/00 → …

    Keywords

    • Optimization
    • Performance
    • Website

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Information Systems

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