How to Speed Up PC for Web Development

speed up pc for web development

Looking to optimize your PC for web development? This guide is for you! Here, we’ll be showing you how to speed up PC for web development.

Web developers are often faced with the critical decision of “what type and build of computers to employ for their work”. And to a large extent, this decision determines the pace, convenience and quality of their work.

In any case, this tutorial will be showing you a set of tweaks, aimed at improving your system’s performance, to make it better suited for web development. Read on!

How to Speed Up PC for Web Development

As a web developer, you must have brainstormed and/or carried out extensive research, at one point or another, on the type of computer that is best suited for your work.

Normally, for best performance, you’d need a standard computer system, preferably a laptop to facilitate mobility and convenience. However, the term “standard” is relative, as there are different standards for different requirements.

Therefore, in this section, we’ll be showing you the recommended (standard) – system requirements – for web development.

Method 1: Check and Upgrade PC

Web development is unarguably one of the most sophisticated operations executed on computers, which involves a lot of coding – “JavaScripting”and “PHPing” among others. This requires top end system specifications for optimum performance.

Below is a roundup of the standard system requirements for web development:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
  • CPU: Core i5
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Disk Drive: SSD (HDD is manageable)
  • GPU: GeForce RTX (NVIDIA) and/or ATI/AMD Radeon
  • And more

Going beyond the above outlined requirements is okay (or even better). However, if your PC falls short (in any aspect), you might want to upgrade as appropriate, for optimum performance.

Note: For optimum performance, Linux computers are better suited for web development than Windows PCs.

Method 2: Optimize Processor

Unlike games, whose performance centre around the GPU, web development centres around the CPU (processor). Hence, by optimizing CPU, you are able to execute heavy tasks (like web development) much faster and with better flexibility.

This procedure can be executed in a number of steps, as outlined below:

  • Open Task Manager: click Crtl + Alt + Delete.
  • Go to the Process
  • Kill all nonessential tasks/processes.
  • Go back and open the Start menu: click the ‘Windows’ icon.
  • Click on Control Panel > System and Maintenance.
  • Select Power Options.
  • Set the Power options to Balanced (setting to High performance may cause system overheating).
  • Click Change Plan Settings > Advanced Power Options.
  • Go to the Processor Power Management section, and click on it (to expand options).
  • Select Maximum processor state.
  • Click OK to apply changes
  • Exit program

This procedure would speed up your processing speed.

Closing Note

You can also adopt standard performance-enhancing tricks like: system & devices (drivers) updates, SSD trimming or HDD defragmentation and disk/storage cleanup among others.

Hope you find this helpful?

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