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Page load speed analysis

  • 52/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    349 ms

  • Resources loaded

    45.2 sec

  • Page rendered

    62 sec

  • Total page load time

    107.6 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 349 ms and then it took 107.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 95% of websites can load faster. Unfortunately, there was 1 request timeout, which can generally increase the web page load time, as the browser stays idle while waiting for website response.

Page optimization

  • HTML 457.8 kB
    Images 5.9 MB
    Javascripts 1.4 MB
    CSS 611.6 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 8.4 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 5.9 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 457.8 kB
    • After minification 451.9 kB
    • After compression 135.6 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 322.2 kB or 70% of the original size.

    • Original 5.9 MB
    • After optimization 5.8 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. Couchsurfing images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.4 MB
    • After minification 1.4 MB
    • After compression 466.9 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 931.4 kB or 67% of the original size.

    • Original 611.6 kB
    • After minification 607.4 kB
    • After compression 99.7 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. needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 511.9 kB or 84% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 71 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 1% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original, 51% (36 requests) were made to and 4% (3 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (18.8 sec) relates to the external source

Additional info on


The browser has sent 61 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Couchsurfing. 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 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.











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Normal result


As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to before it reached this domain.

IP address

This IP address is dedicated to This is the best domain hosting practice .

Normal result

IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 60
A 60
NS 66140
NS 66140
NS 66140

Language and encoding

Good result


EN en language flag


EN en language flag





Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise 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 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 has a valid and up-to-date SSL certificate that expires on September 24, 2019.

Good result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 23.1% of all visits is United States. It’s good for 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

Normal result

Social Sharing Optimization

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