Page load speed analysis
Total page load time
Original 481 B
After compression 259 B
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 222 B or 46% of the original size.
Original 3.5 kB
After minification 3.5 kB
After compression 941 B
Network requests diagram
Our browser made a total of 2 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that all of those requests were addressed to Portal.rhul.ac.uk and no external sources were called. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (721 ms) belongs to the original domain Portal.rhul.ac.uk.
Additional info on portal.rhul.ac.uk
Possible request optimization
Portal.rhul.ac.uk 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.
Language and encoding
Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Portal.rhul.ac.uk 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 Portal.rhul.ac.uk main page’s claimed encoding is . 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.
Portal.rhul.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.
Visitor World Map
Country of origin for 19.3% of all visits is United States. It lies approximately 4480 miles away from the server location (United Kingdom) 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 Portal.rhul.ac.uk page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to United States or just closer to the user base.
Social Sharing Optimization
Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Portal Rhul. 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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