I think we have all been in a situation where a website or web page that you are trying to access does not respond at all to the request, or only slowly so that it almost becomes unbearable to wait.
But there are things that you can do that may speed up the loading of the web pages you are interested in, and some may even help you if a website is down or unavailable in your location.
Keep in mind though that you can't go faster than the maximum speed of your Internet connection or that of the server the site is hosted on. If that is already maxed out, for instance by a download in the background, you may need to temporarily pause those activities to access the sites you are interested in.
Lets take a look at some of the options that you have to speed up access to a website that you want to load in your browser.
Sometimes, a website loads slowly because of items that it loads that are not really relevant to the actual content that you want to access.
This can be advertisement, widgets that load information from other websites, or a photo gallery that is displayed on every page of the website. The following browser tools can improve the loading time in various ways if that is the case.
Sometimes all you need to do is make changes to certain browser settings to speed things up. Lets take a look at some of the options:
Services allow you to make use of some of the options that browser extensions offer without installing anything in the browser first. This can be useful in situations where you simply are not allowed to install add-ons to a browser, or where you prefer not to do so.
Did I miss a service, feature or tip that you make use of when you are in a situation like this? Lets discuss additional options in the comments.Advertisement
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.