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The Efficient Website: Performance, Speed, Security and Maintenance

The Efficient Website: Performance, Speed, Security and MaintenanceIf your car is good-looking but slow and unreliable, it’s a bad car. The same is true for websites. The words ‘performance’, ‘optimization’ or ‘maintenance’ may sound somewhat boring but without them the website could be useless. So, if you want to have an efficient website, learn this collection of tools, checklists and tips on the website performance & speed optimization, security measures, site maintenance, as well as about robots.txt and .ntaccess files.

Website Performance and Speed

1). Website Performance Checklist
by ethercycle: “We curated this checklist to make our own website testing more efficient. We run through it before we launch a client’s site. We’re sharing it with other designers and developers to make the web as a whole better.”

2). 19 Best Tools to Check Website Performance and Speed
by Shah: “Every webmaster should be careful and curious about the performance and speed of his site in order to take it to desired ranking. Internet has facilitated this process by offering several tools to check the site performance and speed accurately. As we can’t recommend a single tool to determine the performance of your site so we have discussed 19 best tools to check website performance and speed.”

3). How to speed up your website load times
by Steve Halvorson: “Do you want your website to load blazing fast? This article will teach you how to make your website load faster than you ever thought possible.”

4). Speeding Up Page Load Times
by Matt West: “In this blog post you are going to learn about a number of techniques that you can use to help reduce the size of your web pages and speed up your page load times.”

5). How to speed up your website
by Dain Miller: “Site speed is one of the most important things about creating web content, and web applications.”

Website Security

1). 20 Tips To Increase Website Security
by Nisha Patel: “It is always better to be safe than sorry, so we have come up with some important measures you should take at once to tighten your website security and review it periodically.”

2). Securing Your WordPress Website
by Mark Runyon: “Let’s take a look at some easy ways to protect your WordPress site, helping you sleep a little easier at night.”

3). 12 Steps to a Secure your WordPress Website
by Mike Brown: “The very first thing you should do is Beware of Hackers.”

4). Robots.txt – A Comprehensive Guide
by Amit Shaw: “…search engines visit our site regularly and index our content but sometimes indexing of content is not according to what we want. There are some sensitive data that should not be viewed by the whole world. So with the help of robots.txt file can prevent the search engines to index your site.”

Website Maintenance

1). WordPress Website Maintenance Checklist
by mitz: “Just like computer maintenance, webmasters forget that they need to perform WordPress website maintenance in order to keep their blog or website running smoothly, therefore I would like to share my checklist for website updating and maintenance.”

2). Clean Up Your Website – Things You Should Remove on a Regular Basis
by mitz


1). What is .htaccess?
by Vladislav Davidzon: “Website administrators who are looking to get a greater degree of control over their file permissions, directory access, passwords, error pages, and search engine optimization have no better tool in their arsenal than the standard .htaccess file. This article will attempt to explain the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of the .htaccess file, and it will make the functionality of this important document pretty obvious to users of all experience levels.”

2). .htaccess For All
by Jonathan Hobson: “Htaccess (HyperText Access) is a simple configuration file that allows designers, developers and programmers alike to alter the configuration of the Apache Web Server in order to provide additional functionality. Such functionality can include redirecting users, URL re-writes and providing password-protected directories; but it can do so much more.”

3). Useful .htaccess Snippets and Hacks
by Ada Ivanova: “.htaccess is one file that every web admin should know and understand. At its basic level it controls access to your sites directories. But there is much more that you can do, as the snippets in this post will show you.”

4). How to Get The Most Out of Your .htaccess File
by Eric Nacul

5). .htaccess codes to secure your WordPress site
by Jan Rajtoral: “Why should you use the .htaccess file to secure your WordPress site? The answer is very simple – .htaccess files are processed first before any other code on your website. In other words, if you can stop hackers injecting malicious scripts before those scripts even have a chance to reach the php coding in WordPress, you’re doing a good job.”

6). .htaccess Rewrite Rule Examples to Achieve Clean URLs
by Mike Dalisay: “Our code for today will make your website URLs clean and attractive. Clean URLs are user and SEO friendly, it does not contain any query string thus giving your users and search engines (like Google) an idea what your link is all about once it was shared or indexed.”

Sergiy Lavryk

About the Author
is the CEO of HTMLcut, a markup coding company. He is an experienced web and software developer with over 12+ years of practical apps creation.

Comments (2)

  1. Pingback: The Efficient Website: Performance, Speed, Security and Maintenance | Design News

  2. Thanks for the list, i have used many .htaccess security hack mentioned here.

    William Dsouza

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