Page load speed analysis
Total page load time
In fact, the total size of My.polyu.edu.hk main page is 421 B. This result falls within the top 5000 of lightweight and thus fast loading web pages. Only a small number of websites need less resources to load. HTML takes 421 B which makes up the majority of the site volume.
Original 421 B
After minification 387 B
After compression 259 B
HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 162 B or 38% of the original size.
Network requests diagram
Our browser made a total of 3 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 67% of them (2 requests) were addressed to the original My.polyu.edu.hk, 33% (1 request) were made to Pusidp4.polyu.edu.hk. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.5 sec) relates to the external source Pusidp4.polyu.edu.hk.
Additional info on my.polyu.edu.hk
As for redirects, our browser reached this domain in two steps. The first redirect led to https://my.polyu.edu.hk/, then it was forwarded to https://pusag4.polyu.edu.hk:443/nesp/app/plogin?c=secure/name/password/uri/pusec..., and finally we managed to open this domain. We strongly recommend that the redirects should be reduced, as the more redirects a site has, the slower it loads.
My.polyu.edu.hk uses IP address which is currently shared with 3 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.
Language and encoding
Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise My.polyu.edu.hk can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Unfortunately we cannot identify language used on the page (probably there is a mix of languages, too little text or something else) and no language is claimed in <html> or <meta> tags either. Our system also found out that My.polyu.edu.hk main page’s claimed encoding is iso-8859-1. Changing it to UTF-8 can be a good choice, as this format is commonly used for encoding all over the web and thus their visitors won’t have any troubles with symbol transcription or reading.
My.polyu.edu.hk has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.
Visitor World Map
Country of origin for 54% of all visits is Hong Kong. It’s good for My.polyu.edu.hk that their server is also located in Hong Kong, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.
Social Sharing Optimization
Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of My Polyu. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks:
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