Your browser maybe your favorite for several different reasons. For some people privacy is a concern and for some extra plugins may be the most important factor. But what most of the people look for is speed. It is the speed of a web browser that makes it best rated and provides edge over others.
There are various technical aspects that must be considered while judging a browser’s speed and performance. Every browser is coded in a certain way. It is these different types of coding that drives the browser’s success and popularity. The one with the best code remains at the top. In this article we will look into the various technical aspects and the key components of browser. The article deals with certain key points answering why one browser is faster than other:
Browser engine is one of the key components of the browser that determine its overall performance. It does several operations like parsing the HTML and CSS code and then processing it to display on the screen and reinforcement of security policies. These are some major functions of a browser engine. It can also display HTML and XML documents and images and establishes font, color and text size. It can also display PDF and other formats of documents.
Common Browser Engines
There are several browser engines in but four of them are commonly used ones: Blink, EdgeHTML, Gecko, and WebKit.
Blink is used extensively in browsers like opera and chrome. It was developed by Google, opera, adobe, intel and samsung. Having started as a Webkit, today it carries a free to use GNU LGPL License of its own.
EdgeHTML is the browser engine of Microsoft. It has been used in the Microsoft with great edge and replaced TRIDENT in 2015.
Gecko is the browser engine for Mozilla and a variety of browsers like hunderbird, and several browsers that are lesser-known.
WebKit is the browser engine of Apple. It has been used extensively in Safari, Amazon Kindle browser, TIZEN smart TV, and Blackberry OS. Chrome also used it until 2013 but later switched to Blink.
There are various kinds of Java script browser in the market:
The User-Controlled Aspects
The reason why a browser is slower than other may depend upon the user’ control. These are common points.
This is one of the most common mistakes that most of the people do. They don’t update their browser run on outdated security interface that results in slower data access. An update consists of latest interface that works on latest technology to enhance your browsing experience. If the browser is not updated the speed drops automatically. Thus it is necessary to keep a check on latest updates.
Extensions and Add-Ons
Keeping extra plug ins on your browser can be exciting and user friendly at the same time. But one should remember that it also consumes your CPU and ram space that can distort the speed of browsing. So one should limit the amount of plug ins in the browser.
The browser keeps a continuous track of our data usage pattern. The pages that we browse frequently, the unvisited pages, downloads, cookies, history, bookmarks, url , notes etc. That increase the cache. It puts an extra pressure on the browser. Thus lesser the cache, better is the performance of the browser. Thus one should keep erasing the cache at regular intervals to obtain smooth user friendly browsing experience.