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speedtest.co.za: Speed Test – Test your broadband Internet speed in South Africa

Test your broadband Internet speed with this speed test which was designed for South Africa.

Page load speed analysis

  • 63/100

    Normal result
  • 6

    Successful tests
  • 2

    Failed tests
  • First response

    711 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.1 sec

  • Page rendered

    166 ms

  • Total page load time

    3 sec

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We analyzed Speedtest.co.za page load time and found that the first response time was 711 ms and then it took 2.3 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 40% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 10.5 kB
    Images 194.8 kB
    Javascripts 185.7 kB
    CSS 3.0 kB

    In fact, the total size of Speedtest.co.za main page is 394.0 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. 50% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 194.8 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 10.5 kB
    • After minification 10.1 kB
    • After compression 3.0 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 7.5 kB or 72% of the original size.

    • Original 194.8 kB
    • After optimization 190.6 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. Speed Test images are well optimized though.

    • Original 185.7 kB
    • After minification 185.6 kB
    • After compression 70.1 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 115.6 kB or 62% of the original size.

    • Original 3.0 kB
    • After minification 2.5 kB
    • After compression 867 B

    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. Speedtest.co.za needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 2.2 kB or 72% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • speedtest.co.za
  • style.css
  • adsbygoogle.js
  • show_ads.js
  • ga.js
  • visit-sa.png
  • ca-pub-1073075502190890.js
  • zrt_lookup.html
  • show_ads_impl.js
  • bg.gif
  • fade.gif
  • pic.jpg
  • arrow.gif
  • __utm.gif
  • ads
  • osd.js
  • ads
  • ads
  • 2838805161600006561
  • abg.js
  • m_js_controller.js
  • googlelogo_color_112x36dp.png
  • 6877635315674242753
  • s
  • x_button_blue2.png
  • favicon
  • nessie_icon_tiamat_white.png
  • Tqng9ngJVK4Gqvh3e602hP-HqlN49KFEUSDtmrOPmWo.js

Our browser made a total of 28 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 25% of them (7 requests) were addressed to the original Speedtest.co.za, 21% (6 requests) were made to Pagead2.googlesyndication.com and 21% (6 requests) were made to Tpc.googlesyndication.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (1.2 sec) belongs to the original domain Speedtest.co.za.

Additional info on speedtest.co.za

Requests

The browser has sent 27 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Speed Test. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 9 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

9

Javascripts

12

Images

1

CSS

5

AJAX

27

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

7

Images

1

CSS

5

AJAX

13

Optimized

14

All

Normal result

IP address

Speedtest.co.za 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

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41.203.16.67

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

speedtest.co.za

41.203.16.67 50
NS

speedtest.co.za

ns2.host-h.net 60
NS

speedtest.co.za

ns1.dns-h.com 60
NS

speedtest.co.za

ns1.host-h.net 60
SOA

speedtest.co.za

60 Mname: nsa.primary-ns.co.za
Rname: postmaster.your-server.co.za
Serial: 2018091200
Refresh: 86400
Retry: 1800
Expire: 3600000
Minimum-ttl: 86400

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 Speedtest.co.za 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 Speedtest.co.za 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

Speedtest.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.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 98.4% of all visits is South Africa. It’s good for Speedtest.co.za that their server is also located in South Africa, 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 Speed Test. 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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