The browsing speed on a PC is considered largely dependent on the bandwidth of the internet you get. However, sometimes when you are browsing the internet, you get a slow browsing speed despite having a fast internet connection. This is due to several factors that may be slowing down the browsing process. Here today we will discuss how to increase the browsing speed on a PC and match it with the actual bandwidth that you are getting:
1. Choose the Right Browser
Surfing the internet is different in different browsers. This is largely due to the way browsers render the web pages (each browser renders the code of the webpage differently). You should always choose a browser that suits your taste and is according to your needs.
Internet Explorer is better from a security and compatibility point of view while Google Chrome is the fastest and the lightest browser. If you need flexibility and customization, you can use Firefox.
2. Disable Useless Toolbars and Add-ons
More often when we download any software or application from an untrusted and insecure website, it downloads some toolbars and add-ons automatically. These toolbars and add-ons later become a hurdle because they demand memory and result in slow browsing.
All major browsers come with add-ons and toolbars. You can easily disable those add-ons and only enable them when needed.
3. Disable Flash
Disabling flash will also increase your browsing speed because it lowers the browser’s burden when loading a web page. It is suggested to disable your Flash when you are dealing with a slow internet connection.
To disable Flash, you have to install different extensions according to your browser’s requirements. For Firefox users Flash block extension will work fine and for Chrome, this Flashblock extension will work perfectly.
4. Clear Cookies, History, and Cache
Cookies, history, and caches are temporary browsing data which is maintained by every browser. But with the passage of time and with browsing a large number of pages, the size of this data increases dramatically and a time comes, when your browser starts acting slowly because its cache is full.
So to increase your browsing speed, it is suggested to delete and clear your cache and history once a month for better performance.
5. Use RAM Instead of Hard Drive
RAM is faster than a hard drive but the memory storage of a Hard Drive is greater than RAM. Using RAM for storing your temporary web storage instead of a hard drive will automatically increase your browser’s speed because this way your browser can access RAM much faster than it accesses the hard drive.
6. Remove Bandwidth Hogs
It is often observed that certain software and applications startup when we start our internet browsers. These applications are bandwidth hogs that continuously use your bandwidth and do no efficient work.
So always check your machine’s background process and analyze if any of them are used or accessed without your permission. If you find any, uninstall that program by using the Control Panel’s program removal utility.
7. Increase Browser Data Cache
Increasing the size of your cache will also speed up your browser. A cache stores local versions of the web pages temporarily so that if a user opens the same web page again, it gets loaded from the local storage which is much faster than accessing it from the internet again.
8. Open Tabs Instead of New Windows
When browsing the internet, we often need to open many web pages simultaneously. Opening many pages mean more memory consumption. Open the pages in new tabs instead of new windows. This will take less memory as compared to new browser windows.
In Google Chrome each tab acts as a separate process. If any of your tabs crashes, it can be resumed without restarting the whole browser.
9. Use Ethernet Instead of WiFi
Using a wired connection instead of WiFi will also increase your browsing speed because data cables have had much more bit rate than wireless mediums.
Feel free to suggest any tip other than the ones mentioned above for increasing the browsing speed on a pc in the comments section below!