The Importance of Website Load Speed: How Fast Should Your Site Load?

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Website load speed is crucial for user satisfaction and retention, affecting a business’s credibility and professionalism. Fast load times directly impact user experience and search engine rankings, essential for digital success. Google’s Core Web Vitals and page load benchmarks highlight modern expectations. Factors like mobile considerations, Content Delivery Networks, file sizes, and browser caching all influence how quickly a page loads. This article explores why mere seconds can determine whether an online presence thrives or is ignored.

Demystifying Malware: A Simple Guide for Small Business Owners


In this day and age it’s as if our businesses live in two worlds: one physical and the other virtual. Just like in real life your business is vulnerable to online threats in the virtual world. Imagine your online business space as a shop on a bustling high street. When you’ve finished for the night […]

2023 Website Maintenance Windows

Website maintenance

Our Monthly Maintenance windows will continue to be held on the first weekend of every month. These maintenance weekends allow us to ensure that sites are running optimally. As part of any maintenance window we will:- You can find out more about why websites need maintenance in our knowledge centre article. Planned maintenance schedule Please […]

Website Backups: Why They’re Important and How to Create Them 


As a small business, your website is an essential part of your business. It’s how you connect with customers, showcase your products or services, and generate leads and sales.  In other words, your website is your lifeline to the outside world. That’s why it’s so important to create regular backups of your site. Unfortunately, sometimes […]

Monthly Maintenance Schedule 2022

Website maintenance

For our customers on our DFY or one of our Maintenance plans to keep your website up to date and running smoothly, we perform several maintenance tasks, usually on the first weekend every month. These tasks will include:- Updating plugins Optimising databases Clearing caches Link Checks Translation updates WordPress Updates Any urgent security updates are […]

Do Websites need maintenance?

Website Maintenance

Over time a website will start to go wrong if not looked after properly. So what does website maintenance mean? The easiest way to explain it is to think of your website as a car. You must do lots of things to keep your car running and on the road so it’s safe to drive. […]