There are a number of automated ways to speed up your website. Web developers can deploy both software and hardware solutions to speed up their website automatically. By embedding best practices into code, vendors can speed up websites without the need to involve developer resources. This article evaluates Radware's Fastview web acceleration hardware. Some other solutions are listed below.
Based on Strangeloop's Site Optimizer product acquired in 2013, Radware's Fastview optimizes web pages in real time to load faster, using best practice performance rules. Fastview automates many of the front-end optimization techniques web site optimizers have been doing for years, including:
There are three deployment options for Fastview:
Figure 1: Untreated Waterfall Highlights
Figure 2: Untreated Page Timings
The Fastview treated page starts to render in 1.6 seconds, loads in 4.07 seconds, and fully loads in 9.3 seconds (see Figures 3/4). The start render time was 8.1% faster, and the load time was 37.2% faster.
Figure 3: Fastview Treated Waterfall Highlights
Figure 4: Fastview Treated Page Timings
The fully loaded statistics increased by 19.1% for objects, 30.8% for total page size, and 16.3% for full loaded time. However, with this acceleration product the user experiences a page that displays content and loads faster, what happens after the onload event is less important for the user experience than what happens before.
Automated website acceleration software and hardware can make significant improvements in website speed. In this particular case we found an 8.1% improvement in start render time and a 37.2% improvement in onload time using Fastview. The number of objects loaded before start render and the onload event was significantly reduced, in this case by over 72%. Radware says that a 20-25% improvement in page loading speed is a typical floor, with more savings possible the more complex the website.
By website optimization on 20 Nov 2013 PM