Top 4 Tips to Speed Up Your Web Browser - by Jarett Collins

Top 4 Tips to Speed Up Your Web Browser - by Jarett Collins

August 17, 2017

Isn’t it frustrating when you browse the internet for something and the page loads slow? Let me answer that for you. YES, it is. When this happens, the following thoughts are on my mind. Is it the website, my browser or my computer that’s slow. Who knows? In this post, I will give my top 4 suggestions on getting a better browsing experience. Let’s dig in shall we.

Clear cache/cookies/history

On a diet and don’t want to clear out your cache of cookies? Not to worry. This one is 0 calories. So what is considered cache/cookies/history? HTTP request, images, scripts, web cache, browsing history, saved passwords, shopping cart content, address bar predictions, etc. Web browsers use cached data to help load previously viewed web pages faster. Follow these steps below to clear out your cache/cookies/history. There may be some differences in following these steps depending on your browser. Just in case, click here for more instructions on different browsers.

  1. While in your browser, press Ctr+Shift+Delete(Windows) or Command+Shift+Delete(Mac).
  2. In the following menu, click the “Clear Browsing Data” button and you’re done!

Browser Updates

If you are still using Internet Explorer, it’s time to stop suffering. It’s okay to use another browser. A couple of my favorite browsers are Firefox and Chrome. I guarantee that you’ll have a better browsing experience. Once downloaded, make sure that you keep your browser up to date. To update your browser, navigate to the tools menu Help > About Google Chrome. From here, Google will automatically check for updates. See screenshot below that illustrates how to update your browser.

Browser Update Screenshot

Software Assistance

There is plenty of software out there that can help keep your browser in tip top shape. My go to software is CCleaner. This software easy to use and very user-friendly. I recommend this to anyone who is using 3rd party software for the first time to manage their computer/web browsing experience. Click here if you’d like to download/use it.

Upgrade Your Speed

If your internet browsing experience is still not fast enough for you, you may need to consider increasing your bandwidth. Contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to see what plans best fit your needs. Personally, I’m content with 25Mbps. Comcast makes it a little bit easier for you. On their shopping page, they base bandwidth with the number of connected devices. See screenshot below.

Comcast

Conclusion

In conclusion, it’s very important to routinely update/clean your computer. It can save you tons of money in the future. The average person that has a slow computer/web browser may think they need to buy a brand new computer and that’s not true. Follow some or all of these steps, your wallet will thank you later. If you have made it through this article, thanks for reading and I hope it helps.

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