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ihs.gov: Indian Health Service | Indian Health Service (IHS)

The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provisio...

Page load speed analysis

  • 49/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    158 ms

  • Resources loaded

    3.3 sec

  • Page rendered

    288 ms

  • Total page load time

    3.8 sec

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We analyzed Ihs.gov page load time and found that the first response time was 158 ms and then it took 3.6 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 55% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 106.1 kB
    Images 2.0 MB
    Javascripts 1.6 MB
    CSS 326.6 kB

    In fact, the total size of Ihs.gov main page is 4.1 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. 45% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 2.0 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 106.1 kB
    • After minification 100.1 kB
    • After compression 27.2 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. 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 78.9 kB or 74% of the original size.

    • Original 2.0 MB
    • After optimization 1.9 MB

    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. IHS images are well optimized though.

    • Original 1.6 MB
    • After minification 1.3 MB
    • After compression 407.8 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 1.2 MB or 75% of the original size.

    • Original 326.6 kB
    • After minification 225.6 kB
    • After compression 48.2 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. Ihs.gov needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 278.4 kB or 85% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • ihs.gov
  • www.ihs.gov
  • CORE_template.css
  • WWW_homePage.css
  • TOPICS_template.css
  • DESIGN_template.css
  • MODS_template.css
  • FORMS_template.css
  • MAPS_template.css
  • jquery.fancybox.css
  • jquery.fancybox-thumbs.css
  • jquery-1.9.0.min.js
  • jquery-ui.js
  • jquery.fancybox.pack.js
  • jquery.fancybox-thumbs.js
  • jquery.slides.min.js
  • scrollToTop.css
  • easing.css
  • jquery-scrollToTop.js
  • addthis_widget.js
  • framed-box-include.js
  • jquery.slides.min.v3.js
  • ga.js
  • bodyBgTan2.jpg
  • core_btmGrad.png
  • collageTan2Bg.jpg
  • topGradients.png
  • hhsBg.png
  • hhsLogo.png
  • l_rGradients.png
  • header_blue.jpg
  • ihsLogoBg.png
  • blackArwSm.gif
  • core_headSearchBg.png
  • core_headSearchBtn.png
  • remote.loader.js
  • homeIconSelected_blue.png
  • topNavSeparator_blue.png
  • loginBg.gif
  • rotatorBgGrad.png
  • sliderBtmGlow.png
  • ajaxLoaderRotator.gif
  • exit_disclaimer.png
  • threeBoxTopGlow.png
  • coreBoxBg.jpg
  • stethoSmall.png
  • 3boxHeadBg.jpg
  • doctorGirl.png
  • dirCrnr.png
  • initiativesBaby_on.gif
  • arwStyle.gif
  • initiatives_sdpi.gif
  • initiativesVA_on.png
  • initiatives_ipc.gif
  • footer_gradBtm.jpg
  • footer_logos.png
  • dot_grey_whShadow.png
  • btmGradient.png
  • 300lo.json
  • backtotop_icon.png
  • homeRotator-americanheartmonth2016.jpg
  • homeRotator-dentistyearly.jpg
  • homeRotator-indianhealthcareerfair2016.jpg
  • homeRotator_fy2017budget.jpg
  • homeRotator-aca-open-enrollment.jpg
  • __utm.gif
  • sh.7c7179124ea24ac6ba46caac.html
  • transparentBl_65.png
  • btns-n-p.png
  • homeRotator-americanheartmonth2016-sm.jpg
  • homeRotator-dentistyearly-sm.jpg
  • homeRotator-indianhealthcareerfair2016-sm.jpg
  • homeRotator_fy2017budget-sm.jpg
  • collect
  • homeRotator-aca-open-enrollment-sm.jpg
  • sayt.css
  • sayt_loader_libs.js
  • stats.js
  • CORE_print.css

Our browser made a total of 79 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 87% of them (69 requests) were addressed to the original Ihs.gov, 5% (4 requests) were made to Search.usa.gov and 3% (2 requests) were made to S7.addthis.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.3 sec) belongs to the original domain Ihs.gov.

Additional info on ihs.gov

Requests

The browser has sent 76 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of IHS. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 14 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 13 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

14

Javascripts

48

Images

13

CSS

1

AJAX

76

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

32

Images

1

CSS

1

AJAX

41

Optimized

35

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://www.ihs.gov/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Ihs.gov uses IP address which is currently shared with 2 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.

Normal result

IP Trace

ihs.gov

alaska.ihs.gov

lmic.ihs.gov

198.45.0.3

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

ihs.gov

198.45.0.4 297
NS

ihs.gov

rh120ns1.368.dhhs.gov 300
NS

ihs.gov

rh120ns2.368.dhhs.gov 300
NS

ihs.gov

rh202ns1.355.dhhs.gov 300
NS

ihs.gov

rh202ns2.355.dhhs.gov 300

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 Ihs.gov 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 Ihs.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

Ihs.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 100% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Ihs.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 IHS. 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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