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Improving website loading times for our clients

Improving website loading times for our clients

eckhoMedia are constantly evolving as a company to ensure that we are providing the very best service and hardware to our clients. With our fully managed website hosting, we regularly apply updates, security enhancements and improvements to our web hosting environment and websites as part of our fixed monthly managed web hosting charges.

LiteSpeed WP Cache Rollout

Today we are excited to announce that we have now rolled out the very popular LiteSpeed Caching Plugin across all of the WordPress websites that we manage. This will also become a standard for all new WordPress websites that we build, develop or manage for clients moving forward.

Stats from this improvement

For those who want to geek out a little!. Installing this plugin in connection with our existing server side LiteSpeed setup, we have managed to improve our average website load times by over 56%. Taking our websites average load times from 3.3 seconds to just 2.2 seconds. Most of our websites now fully load in under 2 seconds, some websites are even quicker.

We have also seen a great reduction in Time to First Byte (TTFB) which is the time it takes for the website to first respond when requested in a browser. Taking our websites from an average TTFB of 762ms all the way down to just 59ms. That is blisteringly fast!

Why does this matter?

Google and other search engines are always adjusting their algorithms which is how they determine how to rank your website in their search engines.  One part of this algorithm is website response time, by completing this update we have ensured we continue to make the necessary improvements to get the best possible load times for our clients which will in turn have a positive impact on your search engine optimisation.

How does this affect my website?

There is no impact to you or your website. It should now be faster to respond and load for your visitors and the search engine bots. If you would like to know more about LiteSpeed or how to further optimise and improve your website for search engine optimisation, please contact us.

What about my OpenCart website?

Our first phase of this project is to roll Litespeed caching out to our WordPress websites that we host, the second phase will be to do the same to the variety of OpenCart websites that we also host so that our clients with ecommerce sites can also take advantage of fast loading websites, more on this will be announced when available.

What if I am not a customer of eckhoMedia?

If you are reading this article and not currently a customer of eckhoMedia but would like to take advantage of our hosting environment and fast loading websites feel free to get in contact with us to discuss your options, we can provide before and after statistics of improvements to your page loading speed.

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09:28 06 Mar 19
We have recently started working with the guys at eckho and we have been so impressed with their knowledge, and their efficiency in getting the work done, say they are going to do it and it is booked in and done.
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Jane F.
09:46 30 Jan 19
Excellent service. Very informative, prompt and easy to contact. Response time is great and they always get the job done.
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Alice M.
16:18 25 Jan 19
EckhoMedia have been extremely helpful and efficient in answering all our queries regarding our website. Their communication is excellent and we would highly recommend their service!
Dawn Harris
Dawn H.
14:11 25 Jan 19
These guys have been brilliant!! They have certainly saved our skin a few times. Really nice people to work with, prompt and efficient. Would definitely recommend.
Nicky Hawkins
Nicky H.
13:35 25 Jan 19
Exceptional service. Very prompt to respond to any requirements and changes which has been brilliant. They are very easy to communicate with. Eckhomedia's technical work and guidance assisted the charity in updating their website with no hitches.
Kiki Paddy
Kiki P.
15:01 28 Dec 18
Top notch job done with logo design and web design. Highly recommend.
Danielle Bayard
Danielle B.
10:35 28 Dec 18
Exceptional service. Very prompt to respond to any requirements and changes which has been brilliant. They are very easy to communicate with. I have also been really impressed with Eckhomedia's technical work and guidance.
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charlie G.
07:38 04 Apr 18
It was great working with Rick. We couldn't be happier with the website and service provided. There were a lot of changes ongoing from our side throughout the process, Rick was always flexible in his approach.
Richard Borley
Richard B.
15:07 14 Mar 18
Excellent, professional and attentive service from Echomedia. Highly recomended for web design and social media management. Simon and his team are a pleasure to work with.
Erica Crossman
Erica C.
09:30 07 Mar 18
Rick and Simon have come to the rescue of Plants Enhance following a horrible experience with a local so say Web hosting/design company. Rick could not have been more helpful and reassuring. A new E commerce website was created very quickly and very efficiently and whilst Plants Enhance has taken a hit in trade I am glad to say that business is starting to return. I am now looking forward to the future knowing that I will be working with Rick and Simon and I cannot recommend Eckhomedia highly enough.
giles goodbody
giles G.
11:59 01 Dec 16
Simon and his team at Eckomedia continue to be very professional and responsive to the ever growing needs for an ecommerce website to grow. Always approachable and very quick to act with development needs we may have to progress the business further... Well done and keep it up guys :-)
BMI Solutions
BMI S.
16:24 30 Nov 16
Outstanding service provided for all our website needs!
John Keegan
John K.
12:15 05 Nov 15
eckhoMedia has been of vital help to me in building up my plumbing business. Costs are modest, and search engine optimisation is so good that JPK Plumbing is now on the first page of Google. Simon is very helpful and very patient with my ignorance of computers. I can recommend eckhoMedia very highly.
Michelle Rochester
Michelle R.
14:53 03 Nov 15
Simon was approachable and friendly. He understood the ethos of the charity and was able to translate our mission and purpose into a website. We have received feedback from the public and professional organisations of how user friendly and warm our website it, so we were really pleased that the website was working for our service users as well as us. Simon has made a difficult task for us very enjoyable and I would not hesitate in recommending his services. We have just recently asked him to take over the branding and marketing of our charity.
Giles Goodbody
Giles G.
16:17 02 Nov 15
Simon and his team have been taking care of our two sites for a few years now and has always been very professional and ready to help quickly with any little problems that occur. We know we can rely on him and his team and have confidence that they will always do their utmost to ensure the sites are well maintained and kept up to date with any technical advancements at all times.
Sina Capaldo
Sina C.
11:57 02 Nov 15
Simon Feukes and his team at Eckhomedia, are not only a web development company, they troubleshoot all my computer queries, they provide a gold plated service, always there on hand if you have any problems.A company I truly recommend, who are not only brilliant at their job but know their stuff inside out.Truly fantastic!!!
Sue Hill
Sue H.
10:13 31 Oct 15
eckhoMedia have created three websites for our businesses, one of which is e commerce. We have been delighted with the professionalism offered by this company. I look forward to working with eckhoMedia in the future for another web site.
Malcolm Orr
Malcolm O.
11:39 29 Oct 15
We loved working with eckhoMedia, and would highly recommend to anyone thinking of a new website.
John Pearce
John P.
12:17 27 Oct 15
eckhoMedia provided us with a fresh new website and helped us build a complicated back-end to our website that involved a lot of different features. As this was made totally from scratch, We needed to make a lot of changes and amendments, Simon has been very helpful and tolerant with our constant need for sometimes large changes to the system.
Richard Borley
Richard B.
15:45 26 Oct 15
Our tired and under-achieving website was overdue a re-furb. We approached the guys at eckhomedia and described what we needed. The process from the initial contact to the day the website went live was a painless and pleasant one. The result was beyond our expectations, we now have something we can be proud of. I would not hesitate to recommend eckhomedia to anyone with similar needs.
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