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wikipedia.org: Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Page load speed analysis

  • 64/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    2.1 sec

  • Resources loaded

    7.8 sec

  • Page rendered

    4.7 sec

  • Total page load time

    14.5 sec

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We analyzed Wikipedia.org page load time and found that the first response time was 2.1 sec and then it took 12.4 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 90% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 86.7 kB
    Images 32.7 kB
    Javascripts 39.3 kB
    CSS 0 B

    In fact, the total size of Wikipedia.org main page is 158.7 kB. This result falls within a vast category (top 1 000 000) of heavyweight, probably not optimized, and thus slow loading web pages. Only 5% of websites need less resources to load. HTML takes 86.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 86.7 kB
    • After minification 85.1 kB
    • After compression 19.7 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 67.0 kB or 77% of the original size.

    • Original 32.7 kB
    • After optimization 32.7 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. Wikipedia images are well optimized though.

    • Original 39.3 kB
    • After minification 39.3 kB
    • After compression 14.7 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 24.6 kB or 63% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • www.wikipedia.org
  • index-82fb34c988.js
  • gt-ie9-011f8dbfa9.js
  • Wikipedia_wordmark.png
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.png
  • sprite-icons.png
  • sprite-project-logos.png

Our browser made a total of 7 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that all of those requests were addressed to Wikipedia.org and no external sources were called. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (4.7 sec) belongs to the original domain Wikipedia.org.

Additional info on wikipedia.org

Requests

The browser has sent 6 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Wikipedia. According to our analytics all requests are already optimized.

2

Javascripts

4

Images

6

All

Possible request optimization

2

Javascripts

4

Images

0

Optimized

6

All

Good result

IP address

Wikipedia.org uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 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

wikipedia.org

wikiversity.org

wikimediafoundation.org

wikimedia.org

wiktionary.org

208.80.154.224

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

wikipedia.org

208.80.154.224 599
NS

wikipedia.org

ns1.wikimedia.org 20935
NS

wikipedia.org

ns2.wikimedia.org 20935
NS

wikipedia.org

ns0.wikimedia.org 20935
SOA

wikipedia.org

21599 Mname: ns0.wikimedia.org
Rname: hostmaster.wikimedia.org
Serial: 2018031919
Refresh: 43200
Retry: 7200
Expire: 1209600
Minimum-ttl: 3600

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

MUL mul language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Wikipedia.org can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and it does not match the claimed language. Our system also found out that Wikipedia.org 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

Wikipedia.org 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 23.1% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Wikipedia.org that their server is also located in United States, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

Good result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

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