Jan 17th, 2013
One of the easiest ways to make your website faster is to use CDN hosted scripts, styles, images, and anything else you can get away with. Well as far as hosted scripts go most of the more important scripts you can find on Google’s Hosted Libraries. Now if you are not in the web industry you may not know why you should use a CDN or hosted scripts. Well there are quite a few reason and we will go into more detail below.
Hosted Scripts Make Your Website Faster
When you are a developer or marketer you look for ways to make a website’s load time faster. One of the easiest ways is to put a website on a CDN or change your scripts to a external hosted source. What is the major reason you should switch your scripts to a external host? Well by a study done by Amazon for every 100ms you can make your site faster you will increase a average of 1% more income through your website. Another big reason is that depending on how fast your website loads will determine if people stay on your website or leave. How many times have you left a website because it was slow?
Hosted Scripts Save On Bandwidth
If you use hosted scripts then your server bandwidth will be lowered. Most website’s have an unlimited bandwidth but if you do not this could make a big difference for your usage. Not only changing your scripts to Google hosted but adding a CDN for images and styles will really lower your bandwidth because you will be making less calls to your server for scripts. Less bandwidth equals less money spent on hosting.
Google Hosted Scripts
How do I get to the Google Hosted Scripts? So what scripts do Google Host? We know you are probably asking a ton of questions. Well the answers are below:
- Chrome Frame
- Ext Core
- jQuery UI
- WebFont Loader
In case you are not a web savvy individual or you are and just want help. Please feel free to contact us and we can assist you in changing up your scripts or even helping you get completely setup on a CDN system. If you would like a examination of your website to see how much a CDN would help you please contact us.