Site loading speed

Discussion in 'Website Reviews & Testing' started by Darren Jaskowicz, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Darren Jaskowicz

    Darren Jaskowicz UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Hi all
    Could someone who knows about website load speeds etc take a look at our site and let me know what you think. I personally think it's slowed down. (Website is signature)

    While your there let me know what you think can be improved. It would be a big help.

    Thanks
     
    Posted: Apr 11, 2018 By: Darren Jaskowicz Member since: Apr 7, 2018
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  2. james_firmsites

    james_firmsites UKBF Enthusiast Full Member - Verified Business

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    Posted: Apr 11, 2018 By: james_firmsites Member since: Dec 20, 2012
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  3. Darren Jaskowicz

    Darren Jaskowicz UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Thanks for the reply. Yes I thought it started to be sluggish. I'll contact the host as we are supposed to have just been upgraded to a faster server.
     
    Posted: Apr 11, 2018 By: Darren Jaskowicz Member since: Apr 7, 2018
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  4. NuBlue

    NuBlue UKBF Ace Free Member

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    http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ is worth using. That shows some very slow initial loads so I suggest looking at what the application is doing in the early stages of the page. Could be very slow database performance.

    I put the main page and a sofa product through it. Scroll down to the File Requests and you'll see the relative point in time every file was requested and the time it takes to finish. The longer the bar, the longer it takes. Fairly obvious where to start looking.

    https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/cZOgX0/Zavit.co.uk
    https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/eovepx...ing/new-sandy-faux-leather-3-seater-sofa/4502
     
    Posted: Apr 12, 2018 By: NuBlue Member since: Oct 19, 2005
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  5. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! { Moderator }

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    The server is in California and you share it with over 700 other sites.

    Changing to a UK host will help.

    PS: the site is a bit buggy. There are all sorts of CSS anomalies.
     
    Posted: Apr 12, 2018 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  6. bluenun

    bluenun UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    GTMetrix , Google Page Insights and the PingDom speed test tool will give you an idea of what is needed. You dont have to be 100% on everything, you just to look for the metric which shows how fast you are compared to others.

    Look on Google - get the domain names of the top 3 competitors and run the same tests on their sites - to see how you stack up.
     
    Posted: May 25, 2018 By: bluenun Member since: Dec 11, 2008
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