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buck.ugent.be: Ghent University Library

Page load speed analysis

  • 58/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    329 ms

  • Resources loaded

    2.3 sec

  • Page rendered

    148 ms

  • Total page load time

    2.8 sec

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We analyzed Buck.ugent.be page load time and found that the first response time was 329 ms and then it took 2.5 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 45% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 10.9 kB
    Images 236.5 kB
    Javascripts 319.6 kB
    CSS 196.1 kB

    In fact, the total size of Buck.ugent.be main page is 763.0 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. 15% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 319.6 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 10.9 kB
    • After minification 9.1 kB
    • After compression 3.2 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. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 1.8 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 7.7 kB or 71% of the original size.

    • Original 236.5 kB
    • After optimization 234.1 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. Buck Ugent images are well optimized though.

    • Original 319.6 kB
    • After minification 319.6 kB
    • After compression 104.5 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 215.1 kB or 67% of the original size.

    • Original 196.1 kB
    • After minification 195.3 kB
    • After compression 31.0 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. Buck.ugent.be needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 165.1 kB or 84% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 21 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 5% of them (1 request) were addressed to the original Buck.ugent.be, 76% (16 requests) were made to Lib.ugent.be and 10% (2 requests) were made to Google-analytics.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (638 ms) relates to the external source Lib.ugent.be.

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Requests

The browser has sent 18 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Buck Ugent. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 5 to 1 for JavaScripts and as a result speed up the page load time.

5

Javascripts

10

Images

1

CSS

2

AJAX

18

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

10

Images

1

CSS

2

AJAX

4

Optimized

14

All

Good result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to http://lib.ugent.be before it reached this domain.

IP address

This IP address is dedicated to Buck.ugent.be. This is the best domain hosting practice .

Normal result

IP Trace

buck.ugent.be

157.193.230.17

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

buck.ugent.be

157.193.230.17 300

Language and encoding

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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 Buck.ugent.be 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 Buck.ugent.be 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

Buck.ugent.be 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 51.9% of all visits is Belgium. It’s good for Buck.ugent.be that their server is also located in Belgium, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

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Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Buck Ugent. 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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