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SLOW LOADING TIME FOR SITE (4 posts)

  1. Waverider
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    I wonder if someone can offer some advice to me. When I enter my sites domain name into my browser window and hit enter it takes quite awhile to both find the site and then awhile before the site actually opens up in the browser.

    Also, once the mainpage starts desplaying, the Slider also seems to be slow in generating the images.

    1. Is it a hosting problem?
    2. Are the images on the slider too big? If so, how can I find out the size of the images and make them smaller?

    The site is http://www.mavericksurf.net

    The site is nearly finished and I hope to go live soon. It will also be under the name mavericksurf.co.za

    Thank you.

  2. stvwlf
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi

    1) your home page is loading two copies of the jQuery UI, which is taking it 9 seconds. Try installing the plugin Use Google Libraries which will load the javascript libraries from a Google server, which can be significantly faster.

    2) Your theme is loading some of your images using a PHP program called timthumb, which is used in many gallery style plugins to resize images. The base image being resized is
    http://www.mavericksurf.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/shutterstock.jpg
    That image is 850K in size, which is really big by web standards. You would be well off making the image the largest size i will ever display on your site (right now its 1000 x 667 and I doubt you will ever display it at that full size. Yet it has to be downloaded at that full size every time it is one a page, even when you are displaying it smaller. You can reduce the image size on your computer before uploading to WordPress. Also you can save it at a slightly lower Jpeg image quality, which will barely be noticeable and will further reduce file size. Plus you have other similar images, all of which will benefit from this treatment.

    Looks like its mainly your home page that is dragging, mainly because of the large images that have to be downloaded. i suggest you try those two things and see how much of a difference it makes. It takes 13 - 16 seconds for your home page to fully load here on west coast USA.

  3. Waverider
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi stvwlf,

    Thank you for your time and effort to help me. I am always blown away by the willingness of people in these forums to help others.

    I am going to try all the things you said.

    Once again thank you for taking the time out to help.

    Surfrider

  4. 123milliseconds
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Your page generation time is 14 seconds

    that is like using slow snails to send paper mails; each carrying only one byte of info.

    http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110206_04_83102c8b67e4174b05754d377f868b5c/1/details/

    Either you have a slow host or a VERY inefficient php program or slow php program.

    When you site is live we can help further.

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