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thechap.net: The Chap - The Chap was founded in 1999 and is the longest-serving British magazine dedicated to the gentlemanly way of life, with its own quirky, sat...

The Chap Magazine, a journal for the modern gentleman

Page load speed analysis

  • 58/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    371 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.5 sec

  • Page rendered

    137 ms

  • Total page load time

    3 sec

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We analyzed Thechap.net page load time and found that the first response time was 371 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 94.4 kB
    Images 187.3 kB
    Javascripts 986.1 kB
    CSS 18.9 kB

    In fact, the total size of Thechap.net main page is 1.3 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. 25% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 986.1 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 94.4 kB
    • After minification 94.0 kB
    • After compression 28.5 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 65.9 kB or 70% of the original size.

    • Original 187.3 kB
    • After optimization 172.6 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. The Chap images are well optimized though.

    • Original 986.1 kB
    • After minification 968.1 kB
    • After compression 341.1 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 645.1 kB or 65% of the original size.

    • Original 18.9 kB
    • After minification 16.6 kB
    • After compression 4.4 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. Thechap.net needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 14.6 kB or 77% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • thechap.net
  • thechapmagazine.co.uk
  • thechap.co.uk
  • style.css
  • nggallery.css
  • shutter-reloaded.css
  • shutter-reloaded.js
  • jquery.js
  • jquery.cycle.all.min.js
  • ngg.slideshow.min.js
  • addthis_widget.js
  • jquery-1.7.1.min.js
  • jquery.responsive-content.js
  • jquery.waitforimages.js
  • jquery.masonry.min.js
  • addthis_widget.js
  • main.js
  • thechap.png
  • cover-fan.png
  • product.png
  • how-to-be-chap-140x202.jpg
  • leather-140x140.jpg
  • cover85-140x197.jpg
  • 2016-olympiad1-140x188.jpg
  • chap-tweed-jacket-140x160.jpg
  • cover85-140x197.jpg
  • recommend-graphic.jpg
  • Merriweather-webfont.woff
  • Merriweather-Bold-webfont.woff
  • 2190B4_0_0.woff
  • boost
  • 300lo.json
  • sh.07f0d9bf220d07a763adad1e.html
  • datapair
  • datapair
  • datapair
  • datapair
  • pixel
  • pixel

Our browser made a total of 39 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 3% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Thechap.net, 67% (26 requests) were made to Thechap.co.uk and 10% (4 requests) were made to A.collective-media.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (700 ms) relates to the external source Thechap.co.uk.

Additional info on thechap.net

Requests

The browser has sent 32 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of The Chap. 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 as a result speed up the page load time.

13

Javascripts

15

Images

3

CSS

1

AJAX

32

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

15

Images

3

CSS

1

AJAX

12

Optimized

20

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser reached this domain in two steps. The first redirect led to http://thechapmagazine.co.uk/, then it was forwarded to http://thechap.co.uk, 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

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

Good result

IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

thechap.net

185.20.51.238 900
NS

thechap.net

ns3.tsohost.co.uk 86400
NS

thechap.net

ns2.tsohost.co.uk 86400
NS

thechap.net

ns1.tsohost.co.uk 86400
SOA

thechap.net

86400 Mname: ns1.tsohost.co.uk
Rname: serveremails.ebws.co.uk
Serial: 2020032500
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 1800
Expire: 1209600
Minimum-ttl: 86400

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 Thechap.net 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 Thechap.net 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

Thechap.net 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

Unfortunately, we cannot identify the countries where the visitors come from and thus it’s impossible to define if the distance can potentially affect the page load time.

Good result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

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