Speed has a huge impact on customer satisfaction. Studies have shown that delays of just a few seconds can drive traffic away from your site and discourage return visits. That is why you must take steps to make ATG faster. Follow these simple strategies:
- Protect Your Critical Systems
Tiny changes in critical operating system files can significantly slow down your site speed. Monitoring these files in real time and relying on an auditable record of changes ensures that only authorized parties have access to your critical systems. And when this monitoring is paired with granular intrusion protection policies, you can deter threats before they even have the opportunity to slow your site down.
- Monitor Your Applications
Monitoring application components like Apache web server performance, JBoss middleware, JVMs, and inter-server communication at all times allows you to spot issues and inefficiencies before they grow into serious problems.
- Manage Your Databases
There is a strong link between site performance and the state of your Oracle database. If your goal is to make ATG faster, you need to track and analyze key database performance metrics like inefficient SQL, database failed jobs, partition monitoring, and log shipping monitoring.
- Conduct Synthetic Transactions
Conducting synthetic transactions allows you to experience your website as your customers experience it. If there is a delay or lag because of a specific browser, device type, geographic location, or content type, a synthetic transaction will identify it.
- Utilize a Site Tester
A site tester is an advanced tool that offers new capabilities for building, executing, and analyzing performance tests. If you are worried about your site slowing down in the face of increased traffic (like during the holidays), a site tester will uncover issues before they can affect the customer experience. Sometimes the best way to make ATG faster is to simply avoid the issues that can slow it down.
Tenzing offers all of these service and more. Even better, we handle most of the work for you while constantly reporting data back to you though an intuitively designed graphical interface. Contact us to learn more about how we can make ATG faster.