Building a good website is hard enough and you shouldn't have to spend as much time designing as making sure your website loads quickly. gpEasy's flat-file data storage system is the first step towards fast websites. Without the need to fetch content from a database server, there's no risk of encountering a database bottleneck, and the page content can be processed and delivered to the client quickly.
Efficiently storing and transmitting your data is just the beginning. gpEasy implements a number of additional optimisations to get your content to your visitors faster. These optimisations allow you to build and expand your website with the assurance that it will continue to operate with the speed you expect.
|Gzip Compress to Reduce Payload Size|
|Combine Files to Reduce HTTP Round-Trips|
|Add Etags for Client Caching|
|Extend the Client Cache|
|Minimize to Reduce Payload Size|
You can read more about the benefits of minimizing round-trip times on Google's page speed documentation.
All of the combined and optimized files are given an Etag that identifies the content uniquely. If the content has not changed after a visitor makes multiple requests, the server will send a 304 Not Modified response instead of resending all of the content again. This significantly reduces the amount of data visitors must download with each page request.
The combined and optimized files are also appended with a unique identifier in the URL then served with an extended max-age value in the Cache-Control header. gpEasy monitors the combined files for changes and will prompt the browser to load new content by using a new unique identifier. Monitoring and improving the cacheability of your site content will reduce the number of requests to your server while also ensuring the newest content is being delivered to the client.
Minifying is used to remove unnecessary strings and characters in order to reduce the overall size of your CSS files. Removal of comments and white-spaces will not affect the functionality of the code and will improve page load times by reducing the amount of data sent to the browser.
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