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railforums.co.uk: RailUK Forums

The biggest forum for discussion of all topics concerning railways in the UK. From advice on fares, to high speed rail, days out and more!

Page load speed analysis

  • 69/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    351 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.4 sec

  • Page rendered

    194 ms

  • Total page load time

    1.9 sec

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We analyzed Railforums.co.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 351 ms and then it took 1.6 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 59.9 kB
    Images 29.9 kB
    Javascripts 562.9 kB
    CSS 3.4 kB

    In fact, the total size of Railforums.co.uk main page is 656.1 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. 30% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 562.9 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 59.9 kB
    • After minification 56.5 kB
    • After compression 9.9 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 50.0 kB or 83% of the original size.

    • Original 29.9 kB
    • After optimization 29.0 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. Rail Forums images are well optimized though.

    • Original 562.9 kB
    • After minification 558.9 kB
    • After compression 200.0 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 362.9 kB or 64% of the original size.

    • Original 3.4 kB
    • After minification 832 B
    • After compression 464 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. Railforums.co.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 2.9 kB or 86% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • railforums.co.uk
  • www.railforums.co.uk
  • vbulletin_important.css
  • yahoo-dom-event.js
  • connection-min.js
  • vbulletin_global.js
  • vbulletin_menu.js
  • vbulletin_md5.js
  • vbulletin_read_marker.js
  • adsbygoogle.js
  • bgimg.jpg
  • clear.gif
  • bgd3.gif
  • collapse_tcat.gif
  • forum_old.gif
  • icon1.gif
  • lastpost.gif
  • collapse_thead.gif
  • stats.gif
  • birthday.gif
  • forum_new.gif
  • gradient_tcat.gif
  • gradient_thead.gif
  • ga.js
  • ca-pub-0423981136367513.js
  • zrt_lookup.html
  • show_ads_impl.js
  • __utm.gif
  • ads
  • osd.js
  • ads

Our browser made a total of 31 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 65% of them (20 requests) were addressed to the original Railforums.co.uk, 13% (4 requests) were made to Pagead2.googlesyndication.com and 10% (3 requests) were made to Googleads.g.doubleclick.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (493 ms) belongs to the original domain Railforums.co.uk.

Additional info on railforums.co.uk

Requests

The browser has sent 29 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Rail Forums. 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.

11

Javascripts

14

Images

1

CSS

3

AJAX

29

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

8

Images

1

CSS

3

AJAX

16

Optimized

13

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.railforums.co.uk/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Railforums.co.uk uses IP address which is currently shared with 1 other domain. 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.

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IP Trace

railforums.co.uk

railukforums.co.uk

93.113.111.57

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

railforums.co.uk

93.113.111.57 299
NS

railforums.co.uk

ns2.nimbushosting.co.uk 3599
NS

railforums.co.uk

ns1.nimbushosting.co.uk 3599
NS

railforums.co.uk

ns3.nimbushosting.co.uk 3599
SOA

railforums.co.uk

3599 Mname: ns1.nimbushosting.co.uk
Rname: hostmaster.nimbushosting.co.uk
Serial: 2017110101
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 3600
Expire: 86400
Minimum-ttl: 3600

Language and encoding

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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 Railforums.co.uk 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 Railforums.co.uk 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

Railforums.co.uk 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 56.4% of all visits is United Kingdom. It’s good for Railforums.co.uk that their server is also located in United Kingdom, 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 Rail Forums. 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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