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Page load speed analysis

  • 78/100

    Good result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    178 ms

  • Resources loaded

    557 ms

  • Page rendered

    144 ms

  • Total page load time

    879 ms

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We analyzed Houstontx.gov page load time and found that the first response time was 178 ms and then it took 701 ms to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 10% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 23.6 kB
    Images 953.9 kB
    Javascripts 593.0 kB
    CSS 360.9 kB

    In fact, the total size of Houstontx.gov main page is 1.9 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 953.9 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 23.6 kB
    • After minification 19.7 kB
    • After compression 5.9 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 3.9 kB, which is 17% 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 17.7 kB or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 953.9 kB
    • After optimization 885.3 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. Houston Tx images are well optimized though.

    • Original 593.0 kB
    • After minification 552.7 kB
    • After compression 174.5 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 418.5 kB or 71% of the original size.

    • Original 360.9 kB
    • After minification 311.7 kB
    • After compression 51.6 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. Houstontx.gov needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 309.3 kB or 86% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • houstontx.gov
  • boilerplate.css
  • layout.css
  • houstontxdotgov.css
  • respond.min.js
  • responsive-nav.js
  • jsapi
  • brand
  • brand
  • cityseal300x100.png
  • search.png
  • downtown1300x250.jpg
  • turner200x250.jpg
  • reportpothole.jpg
  • reportflooding.jpg
  • mayorshomepage.jpg
  • tdh125.jpg
  • fot125.jpg
  • vetparade125.jpg
  • tday125.jpg
  • mayorholiday125.jpg
  • nye125.jpg
  • default+en.css
  • default+en.I.js
  • ga.js
  • counter.js
  • __utm.gif
  • t.php
  • collect

Our browser made a total of 30 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 63% of them (19 requests) were addressed to the original Houstontx.gov, 17% (5 requests) were made to Google.com and 7% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (247 ms) belongs to the original domain Houstontx.gov.

Additional info on houstontx.gov

Requests

The browser has sent 27 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Houston Tx. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 8 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

8

Javascripts

15

Images

4

CSS

27

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

15

Images

1

CSS

10

Optimized

17

All

Normal result

IP address

Houstontx.gov uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 other domains. 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.

Poor result

IP Trace

houstontx.gov

greenhoustontx.gov

search.houstontx.gov

performance.houstontx.gov

help.houstontx.gov

204.235.229.46

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

houstontx.gov

204.235.229.46 7646
NS

houstontx.gov

fannineadns.houstontx.gov 86400
NS

houstontx.gov

cyrusoneeadns.houstontx.gov 86400
SOA

houstontx.gov

86400 Mname: cyrusoneeadns.houstontx.gov
Rname: root.houstontx.gov
Serial: 2011093755
Refresh: 10800
Retry: 3600
Expire: 1814400
Minimum-ttl: 86400
MX

houstontx.gov

houstontx-gov.mail.protection.outlook.com 10208 Pri: 10

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 Houstontx.gov 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 Houstontx.gov 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

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

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 87.6% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Houstontx.gov that their server is also located in United States, 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 Houston Tx. 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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