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lights.ca: Northern Lights Internet Solutions Ltd. - Consulting, Usability Testing, and Technology Training

Northern Lights Internet Solutions provides usability testing services and content publishing.

Page load speed analysis

  • 57/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    931 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.3 sec

  • Page rendered

    149 ms

  • Total page load time

    2.3 sec

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We analyzed Lights.ca page load time and found that the first response time was 931 ms and then it took 1.4 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 25% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 10.2 kB
    Images 1.9 kB
    Javascripts 0 B
    CSS 3.3 kB

    In fact, the total size of Lights.ca main page is 15.3 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 10.2 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 10.2 kB
    • After minification 5.5 kB
    • After compression 1.7 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 4.7 kB, which is 46% 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 8.5 kB or 84% of the original size.

    • Original 1.9 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. Lights images are well optimized though.

    • Original 3.3 kB
    • After minification 2.4 kB
    • After compression 607 B

    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. Lights.ca needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 2.7 kB or 82% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • lights.ca
  • styles.css
  • badge150_25.gif
  • nlis.gif
  • menu_fade.jpg
  • menu_space.gif
  • menu_blue.gif
  • menu02of.gif
  • menu00on.gif
  • menu10of.gif
  • menu20of.gif
  • menu30of.gif
  • menu40of.gif
  • compass_top.gif
  • compass_bottom.gif
  • vertical_top.gif
  • vertical_bottom.jpg
  • clear.gif
  • line.gif

Our browser made a total of 19 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 95% of them (18 requests) were addressed to the original Lights.ca, 5% (1 request) were made to Public.slideshare.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (931 ms) belongs to the original domain Lights.ca.

Additional info on lights.ca

Requests

The browser has sent 18 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Lights. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests and as a result speed up the page load time.

17

Images

1

CSS

18

All

Possible request optimization

12

Images

1

CSS

5

Optimized

13

All

Good result

IP address

Lights.ca uses IP address which is currently shared with 3 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

lights.ca

allrecordlabels.com

joshtrefethen.com

exciteworks.com

184.175.101.72

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

lights.ca

184.175.101.72 14400
NS

lights.ca

ns8.hostek.com 86400
NS

lights.ca

ns7.hostek.com 86400
SOA

lights.ca

86400 Mname: ns7.hostek.com
Rname: customer.email.com
Serial: 2017030803
Refresh: 86400
Retry: 7200
Expire: 3600000
Minimum-ttl: 86400
MX

lights.ca

lights.ca 14400 Pri: 0

Language and encoding

Poor result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

N/A  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 Lights.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 Lights.ca 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

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

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 65.9% of all visits is Canada. It lies approximately 1160 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 Lights.ca page load time anyway.

Normal result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

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