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Page load speed analysis

  • 55/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    231 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.5 sec

  • Page rendered

    167 ms

  • Total page load time

    2.9 sec

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We analyzed Athabascau.ca page load time and found that the first response time was 231 ms and then it took 2.6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 45% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 38.3 kB
    Images 904.6 kB
    Javascripts 1.1 MB
    CSS 180.5 kB

    In fact, the total size of Athabascau.ca main page is 2.2 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. 25% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 1.1 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 38.3 kB
    • After minification 31.2 kB
    • After compression 6.7 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 7.1 kB, which is 18% 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 31.6 kB or 82% of the original size.

    • Original 904.6 kB
    • After optimization 863.5 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. Athabasca U images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.1 MB
    • After minification 1.0 MB
    • After compression 320.2 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 789.1 kB or 71% of the original size.

    • Original 180.5 kB
    • After minification 152.2 kB
    • After compression 30.7 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. Athabascau.ca needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 149.8 kB or 83% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • athabascau.ca
  • www.athabascau.ca
  • screen.css
  • override.css
  • 2493230255.js
  • video-js.css
  • video.js
  • jquery-1.10.2.min.js
  • jquery-ui-1.10.3.custom.min.js
  • jquery.validate.js
  • jquery.meanmenu.2.0.min.js
  • meanmenu.css
  • jquery.form.js
  • responsiveslides.min.js
  • shadowbox.css
  • shadowbox.js
  • jquery-ui.css
  • functions.js
  • jquery.cookie-1.4.1.min.js
  • css
  • AU-logo.png
  • icons-s06409a0bb0.png
  • home-courses.jpg
  • home-programs.jpg
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  • icon-donate.png
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  • red-bg.png
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  • purple-bg.png
  • orange-bg.png
  • ga.js
  • __utm.gif
  • __utm.gif
  • collect
  • slideshowBanner.php
  • slideshowNews.php
  • 0761.js
  • Carnegie.Homepage.jpg
  • EsiBanner.jpg
  • print.css

Our browser made a total of 46 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 76% of them (35 requests) were addressed to the original Athabascau.ca, 9% (4 requests) were made to Fonts.gstatic.com and 7% (3 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.2 sec) belongs to the original domain Athabascau.ca.

Additional info on athabascau.ca

Requests

The browser has sent 39 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Athabasca U. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 13 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 8 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

13

Javascripts

16

Images

8

CSS

2

AJAX

39

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

16

Images

1

CSS

2

AJAX

19

Optimized

20

All

Normal result

Redirects

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

IP address

Athabascau.ca uses IP addresses which are currently shared with 15 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.

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DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

athabascau.ca

99.83.239.205 300
A

athabascau.ca

75.2.89.29 300
NS

athabascau.ca

prd-dns-02.athabascau.ca 300
NS

athabascau.ca

ns1.d-zone.ca 300
NS

athabascau.ca

ns2.d-zone.ca 300

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Athabascau.ca 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 59.3% of all visits is Canada. It lies approximately 1060 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 Athabascau.ca page load time anyway.

Normal result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Athabasca U. 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:

athabascau.ca

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

N/A  language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Athabascau.ca can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and neither this language nor any other was claimed in <html> or <meta> tags. Our system also found out that Athabascau.ca 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.

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