Making a beautiful website is easy but making it error-free is challenging and time-consuming. In this article, I will show you how to find bugs in your website and make it perfect for your business.
A website is the main component for many companies. I have an eCommerce company, and our website is the thing that we need most. But what happens if our website has bugs and problems?
Hackers are always waiting to find the holes in any website. And our customers also have high expectations of finding something interesting and useful on our website. But even a small error or inconsistency can cause a big problem or a potential customer can leave our company forever.
Well, today I will teach you how to find errors or bugs in a website to improve the quality even if you are not tech-savvy. All you have to do is follow this tutorial and some links.
Browser Compatibility Testing
There are an enormous number of web browsers available for computers and mobile phones, and every browser has different software and functions. But most of the most common browsers are:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge
- Apple Safari
There are two ways to perform browser compatibility testing. You can check your site compatibility manually or you can buy a service online. But the first thing you should check is Google Analytics to have a better idea of the most used browser to explore your website.
How to Fix Browser Compatibility
There is no specific solution to make your website fully browser compatible. But it is not tough to create a beautiful, browser-compatible website.
If you use any content management system like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla, you may consider redesigning or changing the parts affected by different browsers.
You may consider a premium theme because most premium themes are browser compatible.
If you have an HTML website, then you should find the problem with the part that has a problem with the different browsers and fix it. And you can hire a web developer who can help you to make your site browser compatible.
Test Website Security Vulnerabilities
Perhaps security is the main issue that every e-commerce website should take care of. Hackers are always busy looking into your website’s security holes. Even your competitors can also hire hackers to get some benefits.
Security mainly refers to how secure your website data is, such as customer information, payment information, and so on. When a hacker tries to hack a website, their target is to hack the payment information.
How to Check Website Security?
There are some ways to check a website’s security. You can check it manually which is a little complicated and time-consuming. However, you can find so many websites where you can input your website and check the website security.
What Is The Best Website Security Checking Tools?
You will find enormous tools online to check your website’s security, but not all of the tools work correctly. So I have listed down some best tools that I use personally.
- Mozilla Observatory
How to Fix Website Security?
If you find any security holes, it’s time to take action. Your website is your property. You should not give anyone the chance to harm your website or your business.
Most websites these days are created by WordPress, Shopify, and other CMS. So, if your website is built with a CMS like WordPress, you should think about using a security plugin to keep it safe. You will find many plugins or apps on the market.
But if you have an HTML website, then you should definitely consider hiring a professional developer to fix all the issues. The HTML website is a little different than the CMS, but you can find some online security websites that also provide HTML website security, like Sucuri.
Check Website Load Time
Sometimes people don’t care about the website load time, but modern websites are blazing fast. People have no time to wait to load a website. If the customer finds your website loading too slowly, they will move back and go to another website. Even Google also cares about your site speed for ranking.
How to Check Website Load Time?
Website loading speed could vary in different countries depending on your server. But you should think about your target countries where your site provides the service.
The most popular tool to check website load times is Google PageSpeed Insights. This tool is made by Google himself. It will provide you with in-depth results. There are some other tools also available on the market such as Pingdom, GtMetrix, and so on.
How to Speed up Your Website?
One of the biggest mistakes people make when making a website is not using a good CDN. A CDN, or content delivery network, will deliver your website to your customer wherever he is.
I have seen so many websites with their main target in the USA but their servers in China, which is really not a good decision. The server should be near your targeted countries. But when you use a CDN, it will help to store your content in many countries.
Uncompressed images and videos can have very large file sizes that could impact your site loading speed. Try to use jpg and Webp format.
Certainly, you can consider using some tools to compress your images. But most of the tools are available for CMS or SAAS websites like WordPress and Shopify. So if your use any CMS it is good to use a good image compressor.
Website bugs are any issues with your website that could affect your total business. An e-commerce website should be more careful about bugs and any problems that could appear. People nowadays have so many choices and they don’t have time to wait for you until you have something unique.