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Page load speed analysis

  • 57/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    297 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.8 sec

  • Page rendered

    4.2 sec

  • Total page load time

    6.3 sec

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We analyzed Owl.english.purdue.edu page load time and found that the first response time was 297 ms and then it took 6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 75% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 7.5 kB
    Images 22.1 kB
    Javascripts 0 B
    CSS 5.0 kB

    In fact, the total size of Owl.english.purdue.edu main page is 34.6 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. Images take 22.1 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 7.5 kB
    • After minification 5.7 kB
    • After compression 2.1 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 1.8 kB, which is 23% 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 5.5 kB or 73% of the original size.

    • Original 22.1 kB
    • After optimization 22.0 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. OWL English Purdue images are well optimized though.

    • Original 5.0 kB
    • After minification 4.0 kB
    • After compression 976 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. Owl.english.purdue.edu needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 4.0 kB or 80% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • owl.english.purdue.edu
  • linkstyle2005.css
  • splashstyle2007.css
  • ownnewslogo.gif
  • rss.jpg
  • podcast_logo.gif
  • owllogosplash.gif
  • writinglablogosplash.gif
  • searchbutton.gif
  • w3cxhtml.jpg
  • w3ccss.jpg
  • phppowered.jpg
  • sqlpowered.jpg
  • runner900.jpg
  • opener900.jpg
  • closer900.jpg

Our browser made a total of 16 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that all of those requests were addressed to Owl.english.purdue.edu and no external sources were called. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.2 sec) belongs to the original domain Owl.english.purdue.edu.

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Requests

The browser has sent 15 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of OWL English Purdue. According to our analytics all requests are already optimized.

13

Images

2

CSS

15

All

Possible request optimization

13

Images

2

CSS

0

Optimized

15

All

Good result

IP address

Owl.english.purdue.edu 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

owl.english.purdue.edu

vet.purdue.edu

admissions.purdue.edu

purdue.edu

gradschool.purdue.edu

128.210.7.200

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

www.purdue.edu

128.210.7.200 60
NS

www.purdue.edu

harbor.ecn.purdue.edu 60
NS

www.purdue.edu

pendragon.cs.purdue.edu 60
NS

www.purdue.edu

ns1.rice.edu 60
NS

www.purdue.edu

ns2.rice.edu 60

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

EN en 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 Owl.english.purdue.edu 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 Owl.english.purdue.edu 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

Owl.english.purdue.edu 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 66.2% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Owl.english.purdue.edu 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 OWL English Purdue. 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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