January 13th, 2012 by Tommy McConnell


It has happened to all of us. We are happily browsing the web, searching for the latest news, or the hottest restaurant, or the most fuel-efficient car, when suddenly the screen is moving as slow as a turtle stuck in a peanut butter pool. What’s the deal? Is it my computer or the website? Or maybe an angry internet god? If other websites are working just fine, then it’s probably not your computer but the website that is the problem. Here are 5 reasons why this could be happening: 1.       Excessive site traffic. Whenever a person visits a website, it requires some work from the server (the site’s hosting place). There are a number of files that are called upon when someone browses through a website. So, when a whole lot of people visit a website at once, the server can sometimes crash. This is common on websites with very popular videos and other media content. A bunch of people will try to view it at once and the server cannot handle it. If you think this may be why a website is running slowly, try visiting the website again in a few hours. 2.       Media is too numerous, or too large. When there is an excessive number of graphics, videos and other media on the page, it can cause a website to load and perform slowly. Again, this is due to the site’s server  and how much it can handle. When the pages of a website contain too much,….

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