User Side And Server Side Factors That Influence The Performance Of A Website
User side factors
A user side factor is the capability of the users system must be taken into consideration because, if not, people who may become potential users could be prohibited from using the site.
• Download speed: is the data capped by a user’s ISP, this is usually the amount of data that is used when something is being downloaded per second. The dial up speed of downloads tends to be at the speed of 56KPs, this compared to the broadband in the UK is 100-120 Mbps. The download speed is required to be fast so that this will speed up the download from the download of the item you have e.g. images, files, etc. If you were to run a business you would need to ensure that you have a fast download system as this is what the customers will look for and if this is slow they will be less likely to use your site. E.g. dial-up, ISDN, DLS and broadband.
• PC Performance factors: This is to see how well the computer can perform when there are multiple programs running. If the server begins to be slower than this is a disadvantage and the company should replace this; to do this they can make the website less CPU intensive by not performing intensive scripts. E.g. browser, cache memory and processor speed.
Server side factors
If a website is slow to download, it is likely that it will struggle to retain visitors. There are various methods which can be used in conjunction with each other…