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Minifiying is the process of removing all unnecessary characters from your source code without changing its functionality. These unnecessary characters usually include white space characters, new line characters, comments, and sometimes block delimiters, which are used to add readability to the code but are not required for it to execute.
Fix #9 – Use A Content Delivery Network– One word here Cloudflare. I use this free service and couldn’t be happier with the results. To give you a quick rundown before you research it yourself read some of these highlights. A content delivery network (CDN) takes your static content and stores a copy closer to your visitors. By moving the content closer to your actual visitor, it takes less time to access the resources, which means the page loads faster.
On average, a website on CloudFlare loads twice as fast for its visitors, sees 65% fewer requests and saves 60% of bandwidth. You’ll be able to see the exact speed benefits and savings with your personalized CloudFlare analytics report for your site.
- Rocket Loader – Automatically optimizes your pages to minimize the number of network connections and ensure even third party resources won’t slow down page rendering.
- Nothing to install – CloudFlare Optimizer is available without any hardware, software or code changes. With a simple change to DNS, you can be up and running in five minutes.
- Aggressive GZIP – Hardware optimized lossless compression reduces the size of all your resources and delivers them compressed.
The code below tells browsers what to cache and how long to “remember” it. You can enable browser caching by adding the following code to the top of your .htaccess file:
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