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4x4community.co.za: 4x4 Community Forum

4x4Community, the only forum for the offroad and outdoor enthusiast, catering for all users from regular 4x4 ownrs, to the 4x4 extreme user.

Page load speed analysis

  • 44/100

    Normal result
  • 3

    Successful tests
  • 5

    Failed tests
  • First response

    253 ms

  • Resources loaded

    23.6 sec

  • Page rendered

    11.2 sec

  • Total page load time

    35.1 sec

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We analyzed 4x4community.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 253 ms and then it took 34.9 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is an excellent result, as only a small number of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 103.7 kB
    Images 749.6 kB
    Javascripts 1.3 MB
    CSS 176.8 kB

    In fact, the total size of 4x4community.co.za main page is 2.3 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. 60% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 1.3 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 103.7 kB
    • After minification 103.4 kB
    • After compression 17.3 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 86.4 kB or 83% of the original size.

    • Original 749.6 kB
    • After optimization 704.7 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. 4x4 Community images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.3 MB
    • After minification 1.3 MB
    • After compression 402.7 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 861.9 kB or 68% of the original size.

    • Original 176.8 kB
    • After minification 146.9 kB
    • After compression 23.4 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. 4x4community.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 153.4 kB or 87% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • forum
  • oL3PsIVlUxOjI_W41P_ForU3h3Q.js
  • vbulletin-core.js
  • css.php
  • jquery.js
  • vbulletin_read_marker.js
  • css.php
  • css.php
  • 4x4community.co.za.js
  • css.php
  • 9c71f92b2fc6f082053b7984ccb71813.js
  • vbulletin_md5.js
  • asyncjs.php
  • analytics.js
  • yuiloader-dom-event.js
  • connection-min.js
  • atrk.js
  • analytics.js
  • sitelogo.gif
  • search.png
  • button_classifieds.gif
  • button_onlineshop.gif
  • button_galleries.gif
  • navbit-home.png
  • collapse_40b.png
  • forum_old_lock-48.png
  • icon1.png
  • lastpost-right.png
  • subforum_old-48.png
  • icon5.png
  • subforum_link-48.png
  • forum_link-48.png
  • birthday.png
  • forum_stats.png
  • legend.png
  • forum_new-16.png
  • forum_old-16.png
  • forum_lock-16.png
  • category-16.png
  • forum_link-16.png
  • gpt.js
  • 4x4community.co.za.js
  • ajs.php
  • collect
  • collect
  • 4x4community.co.za
  • pubads_impl_147.js
  • collect
  • lg.php
  • collect
  • selected-tab-gradient-with-top-alpha.png
  • arrow.png
  • ajs.php
  • atrk.gif
  • container.html
  • lg.php
  • test.png
  • ads
  • 4x4community.co.za
  • rss_40b.png
  • 4x4community.co.za
  • ajs.php
  • lg.php
  • ads
  • piwik.js
  • getuid
  • quant.js
  • asyncspc.php
  • 4x4community.co.za
  • rules-p-N04C2m09Yy8f8.js
  • piwik.php
  • lg.php
  • 16c410c5dda235be6a4e4131783e0135.png
  • lg.php
  • 7904e1a10cb1d249744aa14fb8ed91f7.png
  • lg.php
  • 9ed092f40bfb9d57bcd97a9800b321d9.png
  • lg.php
  • d7da98f2dbd1ac1b6c7bcd748f5c2666.png
  • lg.php
  • lg.php
  • 4x4community.co.za
  • pixel;r=1657694793;labels=represented.4x4community_co_za.4x4community_co_za;rf=0;a=p-N04C2m09Yy8f8;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.4x4community.co.za%2Fforum%2F;fpan=1;fpa=P0-1535033539-1504627879798;ns=0;ce=1;cm=;ref=;je=0;sr=1024x768x32;enc=n;dst=0;et=1504627879797;tzo=-180;ogl=
  • 4x4community.co.za
  • smrt
  • container.html

Our browser made a total of 88 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 43% of them (38 requests) were addressed to the original 4x4community.co.za, 20% (18 requests) were made to Adserver.4x4community.co.za and 7% (6 requests) were made to E.deployads.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (8.4 sec) relates to the external source D31qbv1cthcecs.cloudfront.net.

Additional info on 4x4community.co.za

Requests

The browser has sent 84 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of 4x4 Community. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 24 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

24

Javascripts

46

Images

4

CSS

10

AJAX

84

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

11

Images

1

CSS

10

AJAX

61

Optimized

23

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser reached this domain in two steps. The first redirect led to http://4x4community.co.za/forum/, then it was forwarded to http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/, 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.

IP address

4x4community.co.za 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

4x4community.co.za

springmetrics.com

fablabbcn.org

bekiabelleza.com

innofthemountaingods.com

104.26.14.34

104.26.15.34

4x4community.co.za

springmetrics.com

fablabbcn.org

pricespy.co.uk

bekiabelleza.com

172.67.70.15

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

4x4community.co.za

172.67.70.15 300
A

4x4community.co.za

104.26.15.34 300
A

4x4community.co.za

104.26.14.34 300
NS

4x4community.co.za

vera.ns.cloudflare.com 86400
NS

4x4community.co.za

jim.ns.cloudflare.com 86400

Language and encoding

Poor result

Language

N/A  language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

ISO-8859-1

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise 4x4community.co.za 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), while the claimed language is English. Our system also found out that 4x4community.co.za 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.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

4x4community.co.za 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 65.2% of all visits is South Africa. It lies approximately 9080 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up 4x4community.co.za page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to South Africa or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of 4x4 Community. 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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