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aber.ac.uk: Aberystwyth University: Best in the UK for student experience

Awarded University of the Year for Teaching Quality, Aberystwyth University delivers cutting-edge research and teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Page load speed analysis

  • 54/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    282 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.8 sec

  • Page rendered

    223 ms

  • Total page load time

    2.3 sec

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We analyzed Aber.ac.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 282 ms and then it took 2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 30% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 25.2 kB
    Images 856.3 kB
    Javascripts 188.2 kB
    CSS 214.0 kB

    In fact, the total size of Aber.ac.uk 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. 40% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 856.3 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 25.2 kB
    • After minification 22.5 kB
    • After compression 6.0 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 2.8 kB, which is 11% 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 19.2 kB or 76% of the original size.

    • Original 856.3 kB
    • After optimization 837.0 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. Aber images are well optimized though.

    • Original 188.2 kB
    • After minification 188.2 kB
    • After compression 66.8 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 121.4 kB or 65% of the original size.

    • Original 214.0 kB
    • After minification 209.6 kB
    • After compression 35.9 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. Aber.ac.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 178.1 kB or 83% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • aber.ac.uk
  • css
  • base-v1.css
  • 480-v1.css
  • 768-v1.css
  • 992-v1.css
  • 1080.css
  • modernizr-1.7.min.js
  • jquery-1.8.3.min.js
  • all_browsers.js
  • 768-v1.css
  • menu14.png
  • logo.png
  • 050dwpps_B23.jpg
  • 39192-1.jpg
  • 44205.jpg
  • aberatnight.jpg
  • Hero-leaping-graduate.jpg
  • 028dwpps_gog.jpg
  • youtube.png
  • twitter.png
  • facebook.png
  • DSC_7456-port.jpg
  • search.png
  • thelogo2.png
  • hpic_4.jpg
  • 696A7227-port.jpg
  • gtm.js
  • carousel.min.js
  • dc.js
  • __utm.gif
  • __utm.gif
  • print.css

Our browser made a total of 35 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 86% of them (30 requests) were addressed to the original Aber.ac.uk, 9% (3 requests) were made to Stats.g.doubleclick.net and 3% (1 request) were made to Fonts.googleapis.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (537 ms) belongs to the original domain Aber.ac.uk.

Additional info on aber.ac.uk

Requests

The browser has sent 32 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Aber. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 5 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 8 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

5

Javascripts

18

Images

8

CSS

1

AJAX

32

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

18

Images

1

CSS

1

AJAX

11

Optimized

21

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser reached this domain in two steps. The first redirect led to http://www.aber.ac.uk//, then it was forwarded to http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/, 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

Aber.ac.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.

Normal result

IP Trace

aber.ac.uk

courses.aber.ac.uk

144.124.16.237

144.124.16.238

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

aber.ac.uk

144.124.16.238 14400
A

aber.ac.uk

144.124.16.237 14400
NS

aber.ac.uk

ns12.ja.net 86400
NS

aber.ac.uk

dns2.aber.ac.uk 86400
NS

aber.ac.uk

ns11.ja.net 86400

Language and encoding

Good result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

UTF-8

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Aber.ac.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 Aber.ac.uk 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

Aber.ac.uk 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

Country of origin for 77.2% of all visits is United Kingdom. It’s good for Aber.ac.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.

Good result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

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