Whether migrating to Joomla! will solve the problems that I face with my site?

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Whether migrating to Joomla! will solve the problems that I face with my site?

Post by Alims » Mon May 20, 2019 11:16 pm

Hi there,

I am very new to web world, little bit scared little bit confused, I started my news & Media site My Host insisted that I should use Joomla, while my developer Insisted that WP is better option and he designed a web on WP now i am facing problems like my site take time in loading, SEO getting difficult, Bounce rate is Increasing, and also I am consuming more then 250 GB of bandwidth in a month with just 21k views on my web in a month.
Will any body here can guide me if I migrated to Joomla will I be still facing these problems?? how to get rid of all above mentioned problems? Is Joomla lighter then WP?
I am sorry if my reply does not reflect the post but I think I should take advice with you people.

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Aly
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Re: Whether migrating to Joomla! will solve the problems that I face with my site?

Post by pe7er » Tue May 21, 2019 12:41 pm

Alims wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Is Joomla lighter then WP?
It fully depends on how you use the CMS, what template/theme you use and how you optimize everything.
Both CMS systems have a lot of functionality in the core. They can both be extended with components/plugins.

However, the more extensions you use, the more resources your website might use.
If you have only a few extensions, but you use a lot of JavaScript, JQuery, large images, external Facebook posts, Google fonts, etc, then your website might still be slow / use a lot of resources.

So it's difficult to say which CMS is lighter. It depends a lot on the media that you make available,
and how well the CMS + server are optimized.
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Re: Whether migrating to Joomla! will solve the problems that I face with my site?

Post by waarnemer » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:42 am

I hardly think it is an issue solved by using one cms or the other.. Just out of the box, they are as good as any.. no real issues when on whatever shared hosting. It comes down to preference... I myself would prefer J! anytime. Specially for a news site. As an author, j! allows me to concentrate on the content and not worry about the looks. The looks have been taken care of by the designers and developers already. That leaves me a consistent looking site. So much for my preference...

I wonder..just a hunch.... So you say you have a news & media site. You are probably updating on a daily basis?
Do you optimize your images before uploading to your site? I mean if you just upload your megapixel photos to your site, it results in high loading times... You may need to optimize these first. Scale them down to the actual size in pixels used on screen before uploading.

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Re: Whether migrating to Joomla! will solve the problems that I face with my site?

Post by Shanee » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:27 am

250GB of bandwidth for 21k page loads suggests that the pages on your website are an average of 12MB each. Assuming you're not serving videos or large downloads, this seems really high, so I'd start by trying to reduce that number first. Around 1 or 2MB per pageview would be a bit more normal. Check what's using up your bandwidth by using the browser developer tools. If it's images (which is likely), consider resizing them, converting them to JPG or removing them entirely.

Also, it sounds like your site would have little to no user interactivity. This means you can cache the pages pretty aggressively to speed up your site. For example, if you setup the free version of Cloudflare and have it cache your assets and pages aggressively, your bandwidth costs and server costs should drop to near zero. Your page load time should be faster too (although you'd still need to reduce the average page load from 12MB).

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Re: Whether migrating to Joomla! will solve the problems that I face with my site?

Post by DaveOzric » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:20 pm

All of these suggestions are great. What I am wondering is where is the site hosted? This can make a huge difference for a database driven site like WP. Slow crappy shared hosting can be an issue as well. Just a suggestion as Google does put some priority on page load times. Even if you fully optimize the site content, the server could still bite you in the end. Godaddy is a good example of "bad hosting" choices.


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