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uits.knust.edu.gh: Home - University Information Technology Services

KNUST UITS is the main provider of central ICT services across KNUST and plays a leading role in the development of ICT in Teaching and Research.

Page load speed analysis

  • 60/100

    Normal result
  • 5

    Successful tests
  • 3

    Failed tests
  • First response

    608 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.7 sec

  • Page rendered

    118 ms

  • Total page load time

    2.5 sec

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We analyzed Uits.knust.edu.gh page load time and found that the first response time was 608 ms and then it took 1.9 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 15.5 kB
    Images 249.8 kB
    Javascripts 126.8 kB
    CSS 38.2 kB

    In fact, the total size of Uits.knust.edu.gh main page is 430.2 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. 15% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 249.8 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 15.5 kB
    • After minification 13.1 kB
    • After compression 3.5 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 2.4 kB, which is 16% 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 12.0 kB or 77% of the original size.

    • Original 249.8 kB
    • After optimization 191.8 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. Obviously, Uits Knust needs image optimization as it can save up to 58.0 kB or 23% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 126.8 kB
    • After minification 115.7 kB
    • After compression 40.7 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 86.0 kB or 68% of the original size.

    • Original 38.2 kB
    • After minification 30.3 kB
    • After compression 6.9 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. Uits.knust.edu.gh needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 31.3 kB or 82% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • uits.knust.edu.gh
  • default.css
  • jquery-1.7.1.min.js
  • scripts.js
  • custom.css
  • spotlight.css
  • general.js
  • search-magnifier.png
  • spotlight9.jpg
  • spotlight8.jpg
  • spotlight6.jpg
  • slide-bg.png
  • ict-support.png
  • sds.jpg
  • web.png
  • noid.png
  • block-title-bg.png
  • menu-pointer.png
  • email-icon.png
  • news-tab-bg.png
  • news-bg.png
  • quicklinks-bg.png
  • ql-icons.png
  • silde-nav.png
  • print.css

Our browser made a total of 25 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that all of those requests were addressed to Uits.knust.edu.gh and no external sources were called. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (608 ms) belongs to the original domain Uits.knust.edu.gh.

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Requests

The browser has sent 24 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Uits Knust. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 4 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

3

Javascripts

17

Images

4

CSS

24

All

Possible request optimization

3

Javascripts

12

Images

1

CSS

8

Optimized

16

All

Good result

IP address

Uits.knust.edu.gh 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

uits.knust.edu.gh

cass.knust.edu.gh

cs.knust.edu.gh

coe.knust.edu.gh

physics.knust.edu.gh

129.122.17.225

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

uits.knust.edu.gh

129.122.17.225 187

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 Uits.knust.edu.gh 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 Uits.knust.edu.gh 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

Uits.knust.edu.gh 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 63.7% of all visits is Ghana. It’s good for Uits.knust.edu.gh that their server is also located in Ghana, 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 Uits Knust. 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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