Analyze The Forum SA

South African business information and discussion forum.

Page load speed analysis

  • 59/100

    Normal result
  • 8

    Successful tests
  • 0

    Failed test
  • First response

    749 ms

  • Resources loaded

    7.2 sec

  • Page rendered

    854 ms

  • Total page load time

    8.8 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 749 ms and then it took 8.1 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 80% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 73.3 kB
    Images 96.9 kB
    Javascripts 212.7 kB
    CSS 75.0 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 457.9 kB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 65% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 212.7 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 73.3 kB
    • After minification 70.1 kB
    • After compression 14.4 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 58.8 kB or 80% of the original size.

    • Original 96.9 kB
    • After optimization 80.0 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. Obviously, The Forum SA needs image optimization as it can save up to 16.9 kB or 17% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 212.7 kB
    • After minification 211.6 kB
    • After compression 75.1 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 137.7 kB or 65% of the original size.

    • Original 75.0 kB
    • After minification 73.4 kB
    • After compression 13.7 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 61.3 kB or 82% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • yuiloader-dom-event.js
  • vbulletin-core.js
  • main-rollup.css
  • additional.css
  • claro.css
  • google_service.js
  • poll.css
  • tagcloud.css
  • adv_portal.css
  • vbulletin_md5.js
  • connection-min.js
  • show_ads.js
  • vbulletin_md5.js
  • vbulletin_facebook.js
  • google_ads.js
  • ga.js
  • tfsa_back8.gif
  • Logo_25wht.gif
  • tfsalogo7.png
  • search.png
  • navbit-home.png
  • collapse_40b.png
  • lastpost-right.png
  • multipage.gif
  • cron.php
  • __utm.gif
  • ads
  • m_js_controller.js
  • abg.js
  • newbtn_middle.gif
  • selected-tab-gradient-with-top-alpha.png
  • osd.js
  • zrt_lookup.html
  • show_ads_impl.js
  • generic_button.png
  • googlelogo_color_112x36dp.png
  • nessie_icon_thin_arrow_big_white.png
  • ads
  • likebox.php
  • x_button_blue2.png
  • ads
  • abg.js
  • m_js_controller.js
  • googlelogo_color_112x36dp.png
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  • CkaAj0ofVuQ.css
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  • OwNnuMlrnxQ.js
  • redir.html
  • ffffff_new_ico.gif
  • all.js
  • iframe.html
  • AUrdvhejKSJD2XN0WEoLkNJn8VW-ISfFFTHwdQR0Ws4.js
  • xd_arbiter.php
  • xd_arbiter.php
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  • activeview
  • activeview
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  • ui
  • xd_arbiter.php

Our browser made a total of 84 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 26% of them (22 requests) were addressed to the original, 17% (14 requests) were made to and 12% (10 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.5 sec) belongs to the original domain

Additional info on


The browser has sent 81 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of The Forum SA. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 25 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 8 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.











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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 .

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IP Trace

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A 300
NS 300
NS 300

300 Mname:
Serial: 2021091802
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 7200
Expire: 1209600
Minimum-ttl: 86400
MX 300 Pri: 0

Language and encoding

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

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Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 75% of all visits is South Africa. It’s good for that their server is also located in South Africa, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

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Social Sharing Optimization

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