How to Speed up Web Pages Loading Slowly

By JasonR

Surfing the Web is a necessity for most people. Whether for business or pleasure, the average person in the U.S. spends 13 hours a week online. With current technologies such as high-speed DSL and cable modems, we've become accustomed to fast-loading pages. When web pages load slowly, our Internet experience is usually dampened or ruined. This article will explain how to solve the common problem of slow-loading websites quickly and easily.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Web browser

Step 1

Test the speed of your Internet connection. Slow-loading websites can be a symptom of service problems or faulty line connections from your ISP. Go to or to test your connection speed for free. If you find a problem, contact your ISP to determine the problem.

Step 2

Perform virus and spyware scans. Viruses and spyware are the most common culprits for slowing down website viewing. Go to and to download free virus and spyware scanners. Run both programs once a week to improve your page-loading times.

Step 3

Download Firefox or Google Chrome. Both browsers require less computer processing power which will let you surf the Internet faster. Go to or to download one of these browsers.

Tips & Warnings

  • If web pages are still loading slowly after following this tutorial, clear your cookies and Internet cache. Additionally, you can add more RAM.
  • If you find a virus or spyware, remove it or quarantine it when prompted.

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