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The Current, Great Music Lives Here

Page load speed analysis

  • 75/100

    Good result
  • 8

    Successful tests
  • 0

    Failed test
  • First response

    83 ms

  • Resources loaded

    718 ms

  • Page rendered

    711 ms

  • Total page load time

    1.5 sec

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We analyzed Thecurrent.org page load time and found that the first response time was 83 ms and then it took 1.4 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 25% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 49.8 kB
    Images 909.4 kB
    Javascripts 238.7 kB
    CSS 32.1 kB

    In fact, the total size of Thecurrent.org main page is 1.2 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. 70% of websites need less resources to load. Images take 909.4 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 49.8 kB
    • After minification 49.5 kB
    • After compression 11.2 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 38.6 kB or 78% of the original size.

    • Original 909.4 kB
    • After optimization 906.8 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. The Current images are well optimized though.

    • Original 238.7 kB
    • After minification 231.2 kB
    • After compression 79.8 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 158.9 kB or 67% of the original size.

    • Original 32.1 kB
    • After minification 28.5 kB
    • After compression 4.6 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. Thecurrent.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 27.6 kB or 86% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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  • ga-audiences

Our browser made a total of 58 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 22% of them (13 requests) were addressed to the original Thecurrent.org, 17% (10 requests) were made to Images.publicradio.org and 9% (5 requests) were made to Fast.fonts.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (273 ms) relates to the external source Images.publicradio.org.

Additional info on thecurrent.org

Requests

The browser has sent 47 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of The Current. 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 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

14

Javascripts

27

Images

5

CSS

1

AJAX

47

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

22

Images

1

CSS

1

AJAX

22

Optimized

25

All

Normal result

Redirects

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

IP address

Thecurrent.org uses IP addresses which are currently shared with 16 other domains. The more sites share the same stack of IP addresses, 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

thecurrent.org

renault.com.ar

computerwoche.de

chatelaine.com

yeniasir.com.tr

13.32.179.55

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

thecurrent.org

52.202.186.183 300
NS

thecurrent.org

ns1.mpr.org 300
NS

thecurrent.org

ns2.mpr.org 300
SOA

thecurrent.org

300 Mname: ns1.mpr.org
Rname: unixadmin.mpr.org
Serial: 2020042301
Refresh: 3600
Retry: 900
Expire: 2419200
Minimum-ttl: 3600
MX

thecurrent.org

thecurrent-org.mail.protection.outlook.com 300 Pri: 10

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Thecurrent.org 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 73.6% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Thecurrent.org 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

Good result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph data is detected on the main page of The Current. This is the best way to make the web page social media friendly. Here is how it looks like on Facebook:

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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 Thecurrent.org 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 Thecurrent.org 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.

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