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Page load speed analysis

  • 64/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    1.1 sec

  • Resources loaded

    2.6 sec

  • Page rendered

    136 ms

  • Total page load time

    3.9 sec

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We analyzed M.homechoice.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 1.1 sec and then it took 2.8 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 45% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 21.0 kB
    Images 108.0 kB
    Javascripts 294.6 kB
    CSS 51.8 kB

    In fact, the total size of M.homechoice.co.za main page is 475.4 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. 35% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 294.6 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 21.0 kB
    • After minification 16.4 kB
    • After compression 5.2 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 4.6 kB, which is 22% 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 15.8 kB or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 108.0 kB
    • After optimization 100.6 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. M Homechoice images are well optimized though.

    • Original 294.6 kB
    • After minification 288.1 kB
    • After compression 88.2 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 206.4 kB or 70% of the original size.

    • Original 51.8 kB
    • After minification 51.7 kB
    • After compression 11.0 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. M.homechoice.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 40.7 kB or 79% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • m.homechoice.co.za
  • Site.min.css
  • jquery-1.8.2.min.js
  • WebResource.axd
  • opentag-103278-1388700.js
  • jquery.show-hide.min.js
  • jquery-ui-1.9.0.custom.min.js
  • Headerhc_Logo.png
  • march_mobi_carousel_01.jpg
  • march_mobi_skinny_banner.jpg
  • mobi_footer_signup.png
  • footer_banks_cards.png
  • footer_thawte.png
  • gtm.js
  • sprite.png
  • analytics.js
  • collect
  • collect
  • collect
  • collect
  • collect
  • collect
  • ga-audiences
  • ga-audiences

Our browser made a total of 24 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 54% of them (13 requests) were addressed to the original M.homechoice.co.za, 17% (4 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com and 13% (3 requests) were made to Stats.g.doubleclick.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.1 sec) belongs to the original domain M.homechoice.co.za.

Additional info on m.homechoice.co.za

Requests

The browser has sent 21 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of M Homechoice. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 7 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

7

Javascripts

13

Images

1

CSS

21

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

7

Images

1

CSS

12

Optimized

9

All

Good result

IP address

M.homechoice.co.za 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

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

e17105.x.akamaiedge.net

104.72.49.150 14
CNAME

m.homechoice.co.za

www.homechoice.co.za 293

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

N/A  language flag

Detected

N/A  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 M.homechoice.co.za 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 M.homechoice.co.za 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

M.homechoice.co.za 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 South Africa. It lies approximately 7780 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up M.homechoice.co.za page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to South Africa or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

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