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Page load speed analysis

  • 56/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    133 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.1 sec

  • Page rendered

    336 ms

  • Total page load time

    2.5 sec

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We analyzed page load time and found that the first response time was 133 ms and then it took 2.4 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 40% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 177.3 kB
    Images 568.7 kB
    Javascripts 877.7 kB
    CSS 920.9 kB

    In fact, the total size of main page is 2.5 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. 70% of websites need less resources to load. CSS take 920.9 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 177.3 kB
    • After minification 144.3 kB
    • After compression 23.3 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 32.9 kB, which is 19% 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 154.0 kB or 87% of the original size.

    • Original 568.7 kB
    • After optimization 553.3 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. University Which images are well optimized though.

    • Original 877.7 kB
    • After minification 877.6 kB
    • After compression 244.3 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 633.5 kB or 72% of the original size.

    • Original 920.9 kB
    • After minification 916.2 kB
    • After compression 115.3 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 805.6 kB or 87% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 65 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 2% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original, 49% (32 requests) were made to and 8% (5 requests) were made to The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (589 ms) relates to the external source

Additional info on


The browser has sent 49 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of University Which. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 11 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.











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Normal result

IP address uses IP addresses which are currently shared with 4 other domains. The more sites share the same stack of IP addresses, 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.

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IP Trace

DNS records

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

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. Unfortunately we cannot identify language used on the page (probably there is a mix of languages, too little text or something else) and no language is claimed in <html> or <meta> tags either. 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 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 30.5% of all visits is United Kingdom. It lies approximately 180 miles away from the server location (Ireland) and such a small distance can positively affect website speed, as data can travel really fast between those locations.

Good result

Good result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph data is detected on the main page of University Which. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook:

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