I came across a post on StackOverflow.com regarding web site performance. Quite often you can take a look at your application and find 10 different ways to make it more efficient. Depending on your environment, you may have many different ways to increase performance. For instance, in a shared hosting environment, you’ll likely be limited as to what you can do on the server, but can tweak your application appropriately.
Here are a few things I’d recommend:
- Compress your HTML output using built-in compression or third party software like GZip.
- If you are using ASP.NET, make sure you minimize your ViewState by turning it off for everything and then determining what items actually need it. ViewState can add quite a bit to your output and as site hits begin to add up, so won’t your traffic.
If you have any more tips, or corrections to anything that I’ve listed above, be sure to comment about it here.