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pdst.ie: PDST | Professional Development Service for Teachers

Page load speed analysis

  • 67/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    810 ms

  • Resources loaded

    3 sec

  • Page rendered

    146 ms

  • Total page load time

    4 sec

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We analyzed Pdst.ie page load time and found that the first response time was 810 ms and then it took 3.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 55% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 19.7 kB
    Images 221.0 kB
    Javascripts 257.7 kB
    CSS 199.4 kB

    In fact, the total size of Pdst.ie main page is 697.8 kB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 35% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 257.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 19.7 kB
    • After minification 18.8 kB
    • After compression 4.8 kB

    HTML optimization

    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 14.8 kB or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 221.0 kB
    • After optimization 210.8 kB

    Image optimization

    Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. PDST images are well optimized though.

    • Original 257.7 kB
    • After minification 208.4 kB
    • After compression 67.6 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 190.1 kB or 74% of the original size.

    • Original 199.4 kB
    • After minification 144.6 kB
    • After compression 36.6 kB

    CSS optimization

    CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. Pdst.ie needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 162.8 kB or 82% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • pdst.ie
  • system.base.css
  • system.menus.css
  • system.messages.css
  • system.theme.css
  • base.css
  • date.css
  • datepicker.1.7.css
  • field.css
  • node.css
  • search.css
  • user.css
  • ckeditor.css
  • ctools.css
  • lightbox.css
  • views_slideshow.css
  • taxonomy_access.css
  • messages.css
  • html-elements.css
  • forms.css
  • page.css
  • articles.css
  • comments.css
  • views.css
  • forum.css
  • fields.css
  • blocks.css
  • navigation.css
  • fonts.css
  • typo.css
  • superfish.css
  • responsive.css
  • print.css
  • tablet.css
  • tablet-vertical.css
  • mobile.css
  • mobile-vertical.css
  • grid-fixed-24-960px.css
  • style.css
  • jquery.min.js
  • jquery.once.js
  • drupal.js
  • auto_image_handling.js
  • lightbox_video.js
  • lightbox.js
  • views_slideshow.js
  • googleanalytics.js
  • jquery.cookie.js
  • jquery.matchHeights.min.js
  • tb_university.js
  • tb_responsive.js
  • tb.plugins.js
  • superfish.js
  • css
  • ga.js
  • PDST_White_logo_en.png
  • feed.png
  • dot.png
  • dept_logo2.png
  • menu-leaf.png
  • bg-button-search.png
  • bg.jpg
  • pattern-bg.png
  • __utm.gif

Our browser made a total of 64 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 95% of them (61 requests) were addressed to the original Pdst.ie, 3% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com and 2% (1 request) were made to Fonts.googleapis.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.2 sec) belongs to the original domain Pdst.ie.

Additional info on pdst.ie

Requests

The browser has sent 63 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of PDST. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 15 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 39 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

15

Javascripts

9

Images

39

CSS

63

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

9

Images

1

CSS

52

Optimized

11

All

Normal result

IP address

Pdst.ie 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.

Poor result

IP Trace

pdst.ie

webinars.pdst.ie

cmsnew.pdst.ie

dmsnew.pdst.ie

144.76.202.4

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

pdst.ie

144.76.202.4 14400
NS

pdst.ie

ns3.novara.ie 86399
NS

pdst.ie

ns1.novara.ie 86399
NS

pdst.ie

ns2.novara.ie 86399
SOA

pdst.ie

14400 Mname: ns1.novara.ie
Rname: hostmaster.host.ie
Serial: 2017051214
Refresh: 10800
Retry: 3600
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 14400

Language and encoding

Good result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Pdst.ie can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and it matches the claimed language. Our system also found out that Pdst.ie main page’s claimed encoding is utf-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Pdst.ie has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 43.4% of all visits is Ireland. It lies approximately 750 miles away from the server location (Germany) and such a distance cannot critically affect website speed, but moving the server closer to their user base in Ireland can speed up Pdst.ie page load time anyway.

Normal result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of PDST. 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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