What is Latency and how does it affect organizations’ Internet?
Many businesses today depend on the Internet, and high-speed, uninterrupted Internet is one of the basic needs of any business. But what does latency mean and how does it affect organizations’ Internet?
It has happened to all of us that when visiting a website, the desired page does not load or attaching a very small file can take a long time. While several factors contribute to such problems, the most common is long delays or latency. Latency directly affect any Internet-based businesses and their activities.
What is meant by Latency?
Latency is the time it takes for a data packet to be transferred from the source and back to its source. In practice, the time delay between the user’s action and the response of the website or application to that action. For example, latency can be defined as the time between a user clicking on a web page and a web page being displayed by a browser. Many factors can affect the issue of latency, but one of the main factors is the type of Internet that every business uses.
What effect does latency have on businesses?
Although data on the Internet transfers at high speeds, factors such as distance and latency caused by Internet infrastructure equipment ensure that latency is never completely eliminated. However, we need to minimize this delay. Excessive delays lead to poor website performance, negatively affect website SEO, and can persuade users to leave the website or application.
Reduce the productivity of the organization
Long internet service latency and longer page load times can reduce the productivity and performance of people in the organization. To justify this reduction in productivity, consider the fact that employees need to search for resources on the Internet to do a job, and due to the high delay of the Internet in loading web pages, instead of one hour, all employees’ working hours are spent doing that work.
Loss of resources and income
Business transactions are moving towards the online network day by day, and many businesses offer their services and products to customers online. Low speed internet equals latency that leads to longer processing. As a result, if your business is delayed on their website, customers may choose your competitor service, which will result in a loss of your resources and revenue.
How can Latency be reduced?
To reduce latency, several different techniques can be used, which are described below. Reducing server latency helps your web resources load faster, resulting in improved page load times for visitors.
Using a CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a key step in reducing latency. CDN hides static content in memory to dramatically reduce RTT. CDN servers are distributed in multiple locations so that content is stored close to the end users and does not require long distances to reach. This means that loading a web page will take less time and improve the speed and performance of the website.
One type of caching that can be used to reduce latency is browser caching. Browsers store specific resources locally from a website to help improve latency and reduce the number of requests to return to the server.
Reduce external HTTP requests
HTTP requests apply not only to images but also to other external sources such as CSS or JS files. If you receive information from a server other than your own server, you create an external HTTP request that can greatly increase the latency of the website.
Sometimes, network latency is due to problems on the user side and no problems on the server side. In these cases, purchasing more bandwidth is a way to reduce network latency. Using Ethernet instead of Wi-Fi also leads to a more stable Internet and typically improves Internet speed. Users also need to ensure that their Internet equipment is up to date by regularly updating and replacing equipment if necessary. Delay issues cannot be completely resolved, but choosing the best Internet Service Provider (ISP) company can lead to low latency and high stability.
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