How to make your website more energy efficient?
Everything that happens online produces pollution that most people don't realize. If you have a website, it is useful to know the impact in terms of CO2 emissions that the different pages of your site can produce, and then look for solutions that can make your digital activities more sustainable.
Does your website pollute?
Over the next 5 years, the technology industry as a whole could use up to 20% of the world's electricity. Sobering data and perhaps even abandoning the idea that what happens online has no impact on the environment.
(Source: https://fr.statista.com/infographie/19739/empreinte-carbone-internet-et-univers-numerique-mondial-emission-de-co2/ )
Methods to make your site more sustainable
If you have a website, with a few tricks you can reduce the CO2 output of your web pages. Small improvementsReduce your energy consumption
Through the use of electricity, the Internet generates CO2 (carbon dioxide) which comes mainly from 3 sources: the electronic devices we use to access the Internet, the flow of data through the network, the web servers that host our data (and the backup that is associated).
Computers overheat all the time. Servers are particularly fragile and use very large amounts of energy to stay cool (about 16-19 degrees continuously). That's why Google's main server farms are in cold locations, and Microsoft has even tried putting data centers under the sea for cooling.
Here are some tips you can use:
By making sure to reduce the number of files