Google PAgeSpeed Tips 1) Leverage Browser Caching 2) Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript

Using Google Web Tools PageSpeed Insights you can see analyze your site and see what Google says you can do to speed up your site, specifically.

If Google says to Leverage Browser Caching then simply paste the following in the .htaccess file in the root of your website, probably public_html

# Turn on Expires and set default to 0
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresDefault A0

# Set up caching on media files for 5 weeks
<FilesMatch "\.(flv|ico|pdf|avi|mov|ppt|doc|mp3|wmv|wav)$">
ExpiresDefault A3024000
Header append Cache-Control "public"
</FilesMatch>

# Set up caching on media files for 5 weeks
<FilesMatch "\.(gif|jpg|jpeg|png|swf)$">
ExpiresDefault A3024000
Header append Cache-Control "public"
</FilesMatch>

# Set up 5 week caching on commonly updated files
<FilesMatch "\.(xml|txt|html|js|css)$">
ExpiresDefault A3024000
Header append Cache-Control "proxy-revalidate"
</FilesMatch>

# Force no caching for dynamic files
<FilesMatch "\.(php|cgi|pl|htm)$">
ExpiresActive Off
Header set Cache-Control "private, no-cache, no-store, proxy-revalidate, no-transform"
Header set Pragma "no-cache

Eliminate render-blocking JavaScript is even easier. Simply add the ‘async’ attribute. See below:

<script async src="catalog/view/javascript/jquery/jquery-2.1.1.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script async src="catalog/view/javascript/bootstrap/js/bootstrap.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>