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Page load speed analysis

  • 56/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    600 ms

  • Resources loaded

    6.9 sec

  • Page rendered

    532 ms

  • Total page load time

    8.1 sec

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We analyzed Torontosun.com page load time and found that the first response time was 600 ms and then it took 7.5 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 80% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 497.1 kB
    Images 2.8 MB
    Javascripts 2.5 MB
    CSS 487.2 kB

    In fact, the total size of Torontosun.com main page is 6.3 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 85% of websites need less resources to load and that’s why Accessify’s recommendations for optimization and resource minification can be helpful for this project. Images take 2.8 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 497.1 kB
    • After minification 369.3 kB
    • After compression 93.9 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 127.8 kB, which is 26% of the original size. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 403.1 kB or 81% of the original size.

    • Original 2.8 MB
    • After optimization 2.7 MB

    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. Toronto Sun images are well optimized though.

    • Original 2.5 MB
    • After minification 2.4 MB
    • After compression 720.5 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 1.8 MB or 71% of the original size.

    • Original 487.2 kB
    • After minification 453.4 kB
    • After compression 86.8 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. Torontosun.com needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 400.4 kB or 82% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 251 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 19% of them (48 requests) were addressed to the original Torontosun.com, 22% (54 requests) were made to Storage.torontosun.com and 4% (11 requests) were made to D29xw9s9x32j3w.cloudfront.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (3.3 sec) relates to the external source Assets.pinterest.com.

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Requests

The browser has sent 238 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Toronto Sun. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 80 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 7 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

80

Javascripts

121

Images

7

CSS

30

AJAX

238

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

96

Images

1

CSS

30

AJAX

110

Optimized

128

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.torontosun.com/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Torontosun.com uses IP addresses which are currently shared with 5 other domains. The more sites share the same stack of IP addresses, 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.

Normal result

IP Trace

torontosun.com

vancouversun.com

lorelle.wordpress.com

blog.wordpress.com

forums.wordpress.com

192.0.78.13

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

torontosun.com

192.0.78.12 300
A

torontosun.com

192.0.78.13 300
NS

torontosun.com

ns1.postmediadns.com 300
NS

torontosun.com

ns2.postmediadns.com 300
SOA

torontosun.com

300 Mname: ns1.postmediadns.com
Rname: dnsadmin.postmedia.com
Serial: 2018090701
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 900
Expire: 604800
Minimum-ttl: 86400

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 Torontosun.com 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 Torontosun.com 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

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

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 76.5% of all visits is Canada. It lies approximately 1010 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a distance cannot critically affect website speed, but moving the server closer to their user base in Canada can speed up Torontosun.com page load time anyway.

Normal result

Good result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph data is detected on the main page of Toronto Sun. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook:

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